ArtVo burst onto the scene at The District, Docklands Shopping Precinct back in 2016. The first of its kind, you're encouraged to not just look, but touch and be part of the art. An immersive art gallery filled with 3D or trick art, it brings the child out in every adult who could well be vying for their time with the art, amongst the kids. Having shut down in the first week of August this year for the installation of new work, it recently relaunched on 16 Nov 2019, and it seems the entire gallery has had a makeover with new artwork, inclusive of a new theme; Fantasy, spanning the entire course of the gallery.
ArtVo is located on Level 1, 26 Star Cres, The District, Docklands - (03) 9600 1118 and they're open 7 days a week from 10am with the last admittance at 5pm. This is an all-ability art gallery so don't despair if you have special needs or disabilities. They also honour Companion Card holders. Children 0-4 years go FREE and children 5-15 years pay $18 each. Adults are $28 with students and seniors getting in at $25 with valid ID. Save with family bundles (1A/2C $55 - 2A/1C $65 - 2A/2C $78 - Family $15 for each additional child outside family bundles) with a variety of Adult and Children combos. For group bookings only, email them on - firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently they're running an Artvo X Disney Competition. It' s a photo upload contest. Upload your photo from Myer Melbourne's Giftorium at the ArtVo x Disney's Frozen II pop up for a chance to win a Frozen Gift Pack (Grand Prize) and 100 Runner Up Family Passes to ArtVo Melbourne! The picture with the most votes wins so make sure to share your picture! Find full details and terms of conditions HERE. You need to be following both Artvo and Disney on Instagram@artvo_melbourne and @disneyaunzThe contest ends on Friday 20 December 2019 at 8pm AEDT.
If you've been to ArtVo before, you'll notice all the artwork has changed. Fifteen artists have put in 800 hours of work, used 1000 litres of paint, and put up 80 plus reality-defying artwork in around 8 weeks! There are 9 themed zones to explore, making for some very exciting interactive experiences, starring YOU, at this self-guided gallery. Jump onto the new Fantasy theme and explore the ocean, polar ice caps, space, and the forest.
Make memories that'll last a lifetime. There are staff on hand to guide you if needed, for the best vantage point to take the shot from, including placement of your body parts and where to look for a more realistic shot. Not every artwork has a photo point on the floor to guide you towards your best shot. Staff are also quite happy to take the shot for you, if you want the whole family in the picture.
Some of the artwork is quite tricky to understand for placement; for that amazing shot, and I certainly appreciated them being around to help me out. Looking at the space through the lens of the camera gives you a better understanding of how the 3D art will look when taking the shot, than the naked eye. The Facebook page and Instagram page has a lot of inspiration to draw from, for your perfect shot.
Don't be afraid to live out your wildest dreams. Don some magical wings, ride a dolphin, get into some death-defying situations without actually taking risks. Look into the loving eyes of a gorilla, grab Thor's hammer, ride a leaf or a swan; the possibilities are endless and so much fun. ArtVo brings out that sense of fun in all ages, that's not exclusive to just kids. Bring your imagination, challenge yourself and dare to be different in your particular shot.
With Christmas and school holidays upcoming, if you're not into crowds, now is the time to visit. Why not buy the kids entry to ArtVo to put in their Christmas stocking. They're going to love you for it. Take the whole family for fun immersive family shots that's totally out of this world. Have a boys or girls day out and really amp up the fun. Organise a corporate event to break the ice and see your colleagues in a different light. ArtVo is so entertaining, it makes for a great space to bring out the smiles.
Christmas with ArtVo at Crown
This Christmas, ArtVo will be back collaborating with Christmas at Crown which kicks off on Sunday 24 November. The ArtVo Exhibition will run from 24 Nov to 29 Dec and their locations at Crown positioned throughout the ground floor and level 1, can be found HERE. Find more details of the ArtVo collection and their locations HERE. Snap a pic with one of the 7 murals and enjoy the Christmas spirit. Share your snaps and don't forget to use the hashtag #ArtVoCrown.
Don't delay putting a smile on your dial. Get in touch with your inner child and get to ArtVo NOW!