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HOTA, Home of the Arts presents the Australian premiere of Italian Renaissance Alive, the captivating multi-sensory experience from Grande Experiences, coming to HOTA Gallery March 30.

Audiences will be captivated by the beauty and brilliance from arguably the most significant artistic period in history, as they journey through a tour across Italy and explore some of the most notable masterpieces from famed historic artists including Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli and Caravaggio.

From the creators and producers of the most visited multi-sensory experience in the world – Van Gogh Alive – Grande Experiences brings to life this interactive exhibition featuring cutting-edge projections from the Renaissance period.

HOTA Gallery’s expansive 1000m2 exhibition space will transform into a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance as Italian Renaissance Alive transports visitors to the splendour of the 14th to 17th centuries and celebrates the period’s artistic and cultural influences.

Explore Michelangelo’s breathtaking Sistine Chapel, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and other glorious works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Veronese and more in an awe-inspiring, large-scale, immersive experience.

Accompanied by a compelling Italian operatic score featuring works by Puccini and Verdi, the multi-sensory experience is a visual and auditory feast that aims to captivate, educate, and entertain.

Italian Renaissance Alive is unlike anything we have presented here at HOTA Gallery. The awe-inspiring exhibition will take guests through a traverse of the Renaissance period in Italy, exploring and celebrating the rich cultural and artistic influences that have inspired some of the world’s most iconic masterpieces,” said HOTA’s Gallery & Visual Arts Director, Susi Muddiman OAM says. 

“This immersive, multi-sensory experience will be sure to delight Gold Coasters and offer a unique opportunity to interact and engage with the art as they marvel at the beauty and brilliance of the Italian masters in a contemporary setting at HOTA Gallery.” 

The exhibition will be showcased using SENSORY4™, a unique system developed by Grande Experiences, which seamlessly combines multichannel motion graphics and cinema-quality surround sound, transforming the exhibition space into a dynamic, informative, and visually spectacular experience.

“We are delighted that this exceptional experience will be at HOTA Gallery on the Gold Coast – Italian Renaissance Alivewill offer visitors of all ages and backgrounds an entertaining, educational and enlightening experience, whether they are art and history aficionados or exploring the Italian Renaissance for the first time,” said Steve Smith, CEO of Grande Experiences.

Marvel at the history and splendour of this extraordinary period, experiencing hundreds of masterpieces in glorious detail from some of the world’s most revered artists and sculptors in Italian Renaissance Alive from Grande Experiences at HOTA Gallery this March.

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Grande Experiences – Italian Renaissance Alive  
From 30 March to 4 August 2024
Open from 10am, final session at 3pm, 7 days  
Tickets from $23


Grande Experiences, creator and producer of Italian Renaissance Alive, is a global leader in the ideation, development, production, licensing, and installation of expansive exhibitions and immersive cultural experiences. Renowned for blending entertainment and education seamlessly, their distinguished portfolio includes the internationally acclaimed Van Gogh Alive, Monet & Friends Alive, Dalí Alive, Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of GeniusConnection, and Street Art Alive, all of which have garnered recognition for their captivating narrative and innovative presentation.

Grande have an unsurpassed track record of displaying exhibitions and experiences more than 250 times across 180+ cities, transcending linguistic and geographic boundaries in 33 languages, spanning 6 continents to an audience of more than 23 million.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Grande Experiences boasts a global presence with satellite offices strategically positioned in the UK and Italy. Beyond the touring experience division, they own and operate THE LUME Melbourne, the world’s largest digital immersive art gallery, and Museo Leonardo da Vinci, located in the prestigious Piazza del Popolo in central Rome. Furthermore, Grande partners with the Museum of Fine Art Newfields for THE LUME Indianapolis.

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