ArtVo in Harbour Town Docklands is an art gallery that has to be seen to be believed, although even when you do see it, you may not believe it!
The first of its kind in Australia, ArtVo is a 3D interactive art gallery where you are the star of the artwork.
Twelve Korean artists were commissioned to create the gallery, which boasts some 100 plus paintings throughout a 1950 square metre space on the first floor in Harbour Town, Docklands.
The large scale artworks are presented in a way that allows you to interact and position yourself in a fun way to capture on your smartphone.
All ages can enjoy the spectacle, which takes about an hour to walk through, more if you take your time on every single piece of art.
Each room in ArtVo has a theme, starting with Classic Crescent, moving through to Fantasia, Jungle Safari, World Tour, Enchanted Garden, Aquatic Adventure, Australiana, Pharaoh's Treasures, Imagine, Aussie Pride and Dimensional Dreams.
The artwork is painted in a way that is presents as an optical illusion; it is only when you view the piece of art through the lens of your smartphone camera, that you see the effect the painting has. Therefore, sometimes you can't quite believe it, until you see it through your camera lens!
ArtVo is quite possibly the best recreational activity that has opened in Harbour Town, offering a completely unique gallery experience to Melburnians and visiting tourists.
Address 26 Star Cres, Level 1, Harbour Town, Docklands VIC 3008
Tel: 03 9600 1118
Opening Hours Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm. Sunday and Public Holiday 10am - 5pm. (ArtVo officially opens on Saturday 20 August, 2016 but is currently open for limited hours, check Facebook for more details)
Thurs - Sun 10am - 6pm
Costs: $25 adult, $15 child/student/senior FREE Under 4s
Tip: Discounted entry if you have a Small Ideas book.