If we had to imagine the perfect venue to host a major exhibition of Salvador Dalí bronze sculptures and graphic artworks, it would no doubt be d’Arenberg winery.
It’s a match made in heaven.
The opening of the d’Arenberg Cube in December 2017 saw the winery expand from the traditional cellar door to immersive food, wine and art experiences, including the formation of a contemporary art gallery, the Alternate Realities Museum, located on the ground floor.
Starting Saturday March 9, this Exhibition will see 23 of the Dalí bronze sculptures and graphic artworks fill the gallery. Valued at over $6 Million dollars, the collection features several magnificent sculptures of Dali’s iconic soft watches.
The message is that “time reigns supreme over man, governing our existence in the real world.”
Shown in major cities and museums across the world, this exhibition is bound to be world class.
Also presented are paintings by Australia’s own surrealist Charles Billich, whose artworks hang in the Vatican, The White House and the United Nations.
Complementing the Dalí exhibition, d’Arenberg are holding a gala event on 6 April, inspired by the Rothschild Surrealist Ball in 1972, where distinguished guests such as Salvador Dali and Audrey Hepburn explored the boundaries of their imagination.
Guests are encouraged to explore the five levels of the d’Arenberg Cube, including the Dali Sculpture collection, while enjoying a selection of canapes, wine and creative cocktails, as artistic performers bring the story of surrealism to life. Tickets to the d’Arenberg Cube Surrealist Ball can be purchased online here.
The Sculpture Exhibition will run from March 9 until May 31 this year. Admission is $20 and includes entry to the d’Arenberg Cube, the Alternate Realities Museum and Salvador Dali sculpture exhibition.
Guests dining in d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, the d’Arenberg Cube Restaurant, or enjoying a pre-booked wine masterclass can gain access to the Dali exhibition for $10. Just call the reservations team on (08) 8329 4888 to book your ticket.
It’s going to be spectacular. Be sure to stop by to see this wonderful exhibition at some point soon.
Salvador Dali Sculpture Exhibition
When: March 9 – May 31 2019; Open 10am to 5pm daily
Where: d’Arenberg Winery, 58 Osborn Road McLaren Vale South Australia
Tickets can be purchased here.