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ArtVo Illusions

Magic is in the air Gold Coasters and it comes in the form of an interactive art gallery that has opened Robina Town Centre just this week.

Fresh out of Melbourne, where it has captured the imaginations of people from all walks of life (from the Insta-set to the wee ones), ArtVo Illusions is turning the traditional art gallery experience on its head and we are here for it.

15 artists worked on the space, creating over 80 art works and the idea is for visitors to take photos (read: selfies) with the art, which will include the likes of wild animal scenes, really quite terrifying King Kong-esque experiences and many other incredible murals, yet to be revealed.

If you’ve ever wanted to stand beside a lion in the African jungle but aren’t quite that brave, ArtVo Illusions has created the opportunity for you. Platform 9 3/4 is there, as is Marilyn Monroe, a terrifying shark and an escape from the jaws of a hippo.

The rest of the concepts and themes are still tightly under wraps but we locals can expect to be wonderstruck by the clever artistry and incredible craftsmanship that goes into creating each body of work, not to mention the hundreds of litres of paint.

Upon entering the space, you can choose your own gallery adventure, exploring each immersive art-piece and zone at your own pace and stopping to put yourself in the picture (literally) along the way.

You’ll spot a few well known locations and paintings that have been recreated to make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time, or, across the ocean, without ever having left the comfort of the Gold Coast.

How fun.

By creating optical illusions through colour, shape and pattern, the installations trick the eye, which can be captured in your photos (making you look very handy with the camera). Unlike many other museums where photography is prohibited, iPhones and cameras are essential for the very best time.

Look at us, getting all arty on the Gold Coast.

Go get involved, you’ll definitely get a giggle or two out of it.

LOCATION: Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina

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