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Monet and Friends

  • Art, Installation
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Time Out says

Take a multi-sensory journey through the kaleidoscopic world of French Impressionism

Monet and Friends features dreamy landscapes and moving imagery by ground-breaking Impressionist artists, including Monet, Cézanne, Renoir and Manet. It features more than 800 individual artworks, with the centrepiece of the exhibition an immersive, entire-gallery takeover of Monet's renowned painting, ‘Woman with a Parasol’ and a room dedicated to his 'Water Lilies' series.

Over a year in the making, Monet and Friends aims to drench guests in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this revolutionary time in modern art. A signature scent has been created to complement the artist’s celebration of the outdoors, while a thoughtfully curated soundtrack will also accompany the immersive experience. There's even an on-site café – aptly named Café de Flore – which will serve up light meals inspired by the flavours of 19th century France.

The 3,000 square-metre gallery opened with a vibrant exhibition on famed post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh, and featured some of his best-known works, including 'The Starry Night' and his series of sunflower paintings. 

Sessions run from 10am weekdays and 9am on weekends, almost every day of the year. Prices start at $39 for adults and there's free admission for kids under four. You can book tickets to Monet and Friends here. 

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Written by
Bianca O'Neill


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