Wednesday 27 May 2020 | The search engine for attractions buyers

16 Jan 2020

Painting With Light brings Het Kunstuur gallery concept to life

Supplier: Painting With Light

More Painting With Light details
Het Kunstuur was developed by art collectors Hans and Joost Bourlon
A new interactive gallery concept has opened in Mechelen, Belgium.

Called Het Kunstuur (The Art Hour), the walk-through experience was developed by art collectors Hans and Joost Bourlon and is located in the former Holy Ghost Chapel.

It lasts exactly one hour and features 32 Belgian paintings, dating back to the 18th century, across three gallery spaces.

Visitors wear headsets, with an audio track that guides them through the gallery, prompting them to stop and move on, as well as guiding them to designated areas of the gallery to see special AV effects play out.

In the first two rooms each painting is introduced by a famous Belgian personality, who appears as life-size projection on the gallery wall beside the painting. In the third and final room, which is located inside the chapel, is a darker, club-like space, where visitors hear the narrator but don't see them. An immersive light show, designed to complement the art, completes the experience.

It is designed to appeal to established both art lovers and new audiences who are interested in learning about art but might not necessarily visit a conventional gallery.

Painting With Light (PWL), a Belgian creative lighting design and media specialist, were tasked with the design, co-ordination and management of the technical and control systems for the lighting, video, audio and humidity control elements of the experience.

Luc Peumans, CEO and creative director of PWL, said: "This specific project had some extra challenges - the concept of visitors spending a maximum of one hour in the museum and focussing their attention on one painting at a time together with timing, lighting, audio and guest flow were all key."

Supplier: Painting With Light
Genk Belgium


Click here to visit Painting With Light's leisure-kit listing

Connect with
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition

Find the right products and services for your company
News search
Advertise your products
on the leisure-kit Product Report
And reach over 57,000 leisure buyers

+44 (0)1462 431385

The carbon crisis

Are the tourism and attractions industries doing enough to tackle climate change?
View feature>>
Catalogue gallery
Company profile

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington.
View full profile>>

To advertise your product and reach over 57,000 leisure buyers call
+44 (0)1462 431385 or email [email protected]
Attractions jobs
Powered by
Attractions news
Powered by
07 May 2020
BIG creates spiral museum for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet

Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet will open a museum celebrating the company history next month (June 2020).
29 Apr 2020
Israel's tourism industry begins gradual relaunch – some hotels given green light to open

Hotels and accommodations in Israel with ground floor rooms have been given permission to reopen for business – but only for domestic tourism.
Diary dates
Powered by
09-11 Jul 2020
TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala

Disneyland Hotel Anaheim
United States
22-24 Sep 2020
IAAPA Expo Europe

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles London
08 Oct 2020
VAC 2020 (The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions)

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London
United Kingdom
Property & tenders
Powered by
Unique partnership opportunity to develop an outstanding health & wellness retreat
Location: Greywell, Hampshire
Company:Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Opportunity to Operate Allestree Park Golf Course
Company: Derby City Council
Sale of Exceptional Development Site: Portugal's first truly holistic wellness retreat
Company:Cadavais Investimentos Turisticos


To advertise your product and
reach over 57,000 leisure buyers
+44 (0)1462 431385

Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd