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DkIT Augmented & Virtual Reality Students Experience Immersive Art

22 May 2023

DkIT were excited to bring students from the Augmented and Virtual Reality courses to the latest exhibition to hit the art world. Showcasing the works of legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh, this exhibition has created a storm, illuminating the creative mind-set of the eminent artist through various media forms. The Van Gogh Virtual Reality (VR) Exhibition has been a hot topic since its opening, and DkIT AVR students from Year 1 and Year 2 were lucky enough to visit and experience it first-hand.


The Van Gogh VR Exhibition, which was located in Artane, Dublin, took visitors on an immersive journey through the life and works of Van Gogh. The exhibition showcased over 200 of his most famous paintings, including Starry Night, Sunflowers, and The Potato Eaters. The exhibition transported visitors to the time and place of the paintings' creation, giving them an experience like no other. This is manifested in the form of a traditional gallery setting, multimedia displays, two-storey high projections, audio-visual, lighting, soundscapes, and an engaging VR experience. This immersive experience truly takes the audience back to the 19th Century through 21st Century technologies. 

AVR students were amazed by the exhibition's level of immersion, with many saying that it felt like they were walking through Van Gogh's paintings. The students were impressed by the level of detail in each piece and the unique opportunity to see the paintings up close and personal. The Van Gogh VR Exhibition has received praise from critics and visitors alike for its innovative use of technology. It was a fantastic experience for the students to see how augmented and virtual reality can bring the past to life in the present.

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