Fancy stepping into the mind of iconic artist Salvador Dali?
For a one-month period early next year, you’ll simply need to head to Perth’s “Fringe World” festival. Between January 18 and February 17, 2019, the annual event will play host to a world-first exhibition dedicated to the great surrealist master — complete with more than 200 of Dali‘s works on display.
Timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the artist’s passing and taking place over four levels, Dali Land will boast his drawings, sculptures, photography, films, installations, graphics and more as part of a program that both highlights his work and pays tribute to Dali in a broader sense.
The virtual reality experience “Dreams of Dali” will also make the trip, taking viewers into the painting ‘Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus”‘ in an immersive piece that’s usually on display at the Salvador Dali museum in Florida in the US.
Other highlights include a second exhibition called “Unconscious Contemporary,” which showcases works from both early surrealist artists and their contemporary counterparts, as well as “Dada Cinema,” which will screen surrealist films.
A lineup of live events and performances will also tip their hat to Dali, such as a surrealist-themed ball, a gig by Lily Allen, theatrical show “Dali After Dark” by Briefs and degustations dubbed ‘Dali Dinners’. And, there’ll also be ‘surreal cocktails’ at the late-night rooftop salon bar — which sounds a bit like a case of attaching the word ‘surreal’ to everything in the exhibition, but in a space that’ll also feature live music, magic, burlesque and comedy.
Dali Land comes to Perth as part of Fringe World, exhibiting at the former Metro City site at 146 Roe Street, Northbridge from January 18–February 17, 2019. For more information, visit www.dali-land.com.