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Published May 4th 2017
Interactive Trick Art
Who doesn't like hamming it up for the camera and what better place to do that than one of Melbourne's newest and funkiest attractions, ARTVO.
The first of its kind in Australia, and the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere ARTVO is an interactive 'trick art' gallery with visitors encouraged to interact with the artwork, photographing themselves, friends & family and creating a unique variation on the original.
Caught in a bubble at ARTVO. Photo: Ian Gill / Footlloose PhotoBank
The work of 14 Korean artists with more than 40 years experience between them the large scale works, 100 3D artworks in 11 themed zones, are painted on the floors and walls, a total of 1950 square metres of floor space which invites visitors to be super creative and have fun.
Kids of all ages can surf the big swells at ARTVO. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Each Photo Point identifies the appropriate camera orientation, either vertical or horizontal, the best stance for the photographer to adopt and then it's all about the model interacting with the seemingly never ending artworks.
Going toe to toe with 'Skippy' at ARTVO. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
It's fun, fun, fun and some of the results are absolutely amazing reproductions of 'immersive art'.
ARTVO is great entertainment for people of all ages but be warned, if you go in peak periods, i.e., school holidays, you will need to be patient as it is extremely popular and the Photo Points for different images do cross over.
ARTVO is fabulous fun for the whole family. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Ticket prices are:
Children (5 to 16) $15 Student $20 Seniors $15
Family (1A 2C) $47, (2A 1C) $55, (2A 2C) $68. Each additional child $13.
Groups – Adults (Minimum 10) $20 each.
Groups – Children (Minimum 10) $12 each.
Children 4 and under Free.
With the cooler weather on the doorstep, it's time to be looking for fun, indoor activities guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained and with that in mind ARTVO is made to order. You will not be disappointed.
With a little thought you can create amazing examples of interactive, immersive art. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Where:26 Star Crescent, Level 1, Harbour Town, Docklands
Cost:Adults $25, Children (5 to 16) $15, Students $20, Seniors $15, Family (1A 2C) $47, (2A 1C) $55, (2A 2C) $68. Each additional child $13. Groups - Adults (Minimum 10) $20 each. Groups - Children (Minimum 10) $12 each. Children 4 and under Free.