Full disclosure: this blog consists of photos of me being the big kid that I am at heart. Yes, some of these - ok, all of these - photos are silly, fun, and I regret absolutely nothing.
** For the large pictures on display throughout this blog, click the right side of the image so that you can see the entire gallery.
Day two in Melbourne: I woke up around 8 am because I had a list of activities I wanted to do before my 8:30 pm flight back to Adelaide. Luckily, I was able to knock some activities off my list the night of our game which you can read all about here. Today, the first item on my list is Art Vo!
I should also note that I took a Uber to get around the city to my different destinations, opting for the pool share option. It made all my rides ridiculously cheap and I met a lot of new people, both locals and visitors, throughout the day. I would recommend using Uber over a taxi - I used a taxi once to go a short distance simply out of convenience (I was walking and it was right there waiting at a light) and it was bloody expensive!
When I was researching activities to enjoy in Melbourne, I learned about Art Vo at the last minute via my good friend google. So what is Art Vo? Well, taken directly from the website, it’s described as:
A new immersive art gallery or ‘trick art’ gallery, and the first of its kind in Australia. Unlike normal art museums, visitors are encouraged to touch and interact with the artworks, photographing themselves and becoming part of the art. With over 11 themed zones to explore, each featuring their own incredible, hand painted artworks which cascade directly from the walls to the floors, the possibilities for your imagination are endless. Immerse yourself into different scenes, locations and famous paintings. 14 artists with over 40 years’ experience completed in excess of 100 hand painted artworks in just 60 days.
I made sure I arrived promptly at 10 am when the gallery opened so that I wouldn’t have to deal with crowds, or wait in lines to take my pictures. I will admit that this is an activity that is probably easier (and I am sure more fun) with friends and family, so you can take pictures of each other, for each other and together. Flying solo, it’s impossible to take pictures with myself in them, unless I do it selfie style, but that takes away the effect. Thankfully, Art Vo understands that there are solo travelers out there, aka me, so they have staff on the floor who are more than happy to take your photos for you. Over the next hour or so, I became well aquatinted with Cody, Alex and Cheryl. They were all super friendly, kind, and made the entire experience a lot of fun! Not only will they take your picture, but they will also give you ideas about how to pose in the most realistic location so that you appear as if you are part of the art. They also have an interactive app that I recommend you download called Art Vo. Through the app, there are certain paintings that move, allowing you to create a movie within the painting. Super cool, I posted some to my Instagram story that you can check out here.
As you can see from the multitude of pictures that I took, I had a fun time. This is an activity for people of all ages. I saw families with young kids, groups of teenagers having fun, as well as adults and couples. If you appreciate art, enjoy having fun/being silly or are just looking for a new way to spend time with loved ones, check out Art Vo!
Up next, the botanical gardens of Victoria, which you can read all about in part 3!
Which photo/painting is your favorite?
Thanks for stopping by and God bless,