MELBOURNE | Following the success of his walkthrough art experience Blinking into the Sunlight in 2019, renowned street-artist Mysterious Al presents SPOOKHOUSE — a new multi-sensory art exhibition experience set inside a re-imagined fairground ghost train. Climb aboard a rickety cart and journey through a twisting labyrinth of animated characters, paintings, projections and special effects created by Mysterious Al.
SPOOKHOUSE is Al’s most ambitious project yet. Opening Friday 19 – Sunday 28 March for people of all ages, the world first concept continues the artist’s long history of hosting art exhibitions in unusual spaces. Fans of Al’s work will recognise his distinctive style. SPOOKHOUSE showcases 70 new works that will haunt the ten-person ghost train and inhabit an adjoining gallery space. It’s artwork meets robotics, and Mysterious Al delivers a one-of-a-kind experience brimming with art and filled with scares, mystery and a touch of humour.
Featuring paintings, projections and the artist’s first foray into sculpture — SPOOKHOUSE challenges the way we interpret and consume art by playing on the nostalgia of a traditional 1950’s ghost train. “There aren’t many travelling ghost trains in Australia, so finding the right one involved going down a few rabbit holes. The machine we sourced will have to travel through three states to get here,” says Al.
After the ride, visitors step straight into a gallery space of Al’s paintings and paper works. All artwork is for sale and limited-edition merchandise is exclusively available on site during SPOOKHOUSE.
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Mysterious Al Presents SPOOKHOUSE
Where: 35-53 Emma Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
When: Friday 19 March to Sunday 28 March 2021.
Cost: Adults $12.00, Concession $10.00, Children under 14 $8.00, Children 3 and under Free