I finally made it to ArtVo on the Gold Coast! I have wanted to visit ArtVo ever since I heard about its opening in Robina. ArtVo is located in the Robina Town Centre Shopping Centre, just a 20 minute drive from Surfers Paradise.
What is ArtVo you may ask? Well, ArtVo is a trick gallery full of hand-painted optical illusion murals! Basically, it’s artwork that has been cleverly created to make you look like you are a part of it. The artists who painted these incredible scenes are absolutely amazing. The detail and realism of each piece is extraordinary.
Jump into the murals and become a part of its world. There are 6 themed zones with over 80+ immersive murals throughout ArtVo Gold Coast. Be abducted by aliens, stuck in a bubble or become a part of the titanic tragedy! The experience felt endless, and we could have easily spent all day there taking photos and jumping in and out of the scenes trying to capture the perfect shot.
ArtVo Gold Coast is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm and accepts the Carer Companion Card for free entry for Carers.
ArtVo Gold Coast is accessible via a lift where beautifully hand-painted murals greeted us into the exhibit, but we soon learnt this was only a small sample of what was to come!
The experience is fully accessible and enjoyable for those of us who are in wheelchairs. With a little bit of negotiation, adaption and imagination, we were able to get some awesome photos!
ArtVo is completely step free throughout the exhibit, and I was able to just roll up to the wall and into position. Each scene has a marker on the floor telling visitors where to stand and a maker for the photographer. However we did have to modify this in a few shots to make it work for us. About 3 murals (from memory) had integrated props a part of the scenes, such as the Octopus tentacles, Viking ship, and the Big boiling pot. These scenes weren’t really wheelchair inclusive, so we just had to modify them a bit to make it work with the wheelchair.
We spent hours within the experience taking photos and appreciating the amazing optical illusion art that surrounded us. On the way out of the exhibit, we learnt that ArtVo tickets actually allow all-day entry so visitors can go through as many times as they like throughout the day! How cool is that!
If you are looking for something fun to do on the Gold Coast and love art and taking photos as much as we do, ArtVo is a must do! With full accessibility throughout the exhibit, ArtVo welcomes visitors of all abilities and ages to come and be immersed in this trick art gallery experience.
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In my opinion I give ArtVo Gold Coast a rating of 4.5 for wheelchair accessibility, and a rating of 5 stars for the overall experience .
* I was not financially compensated for this review. The review is based on my own opinion and personal experience.*