A Van Gogh exhibition is coming to South Bank if planning permission for a temporary marquee is granted next week. 

The ‘Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience’, which journeys through the Dutch artist’s life, will be set up in Europark Car Park on Cornwall Road and Doon Street in January. 

500 free tickets worth £10,000 will go to residents in the area surrounding the site, which is frequently used as a crew base for nearby filming and temporary events. 

Planning officers have recommended the application be approved.

According to planning documents: “The event proposed is a Van Gogh exhibition known as ‘Meet Vincent Van Gogh – experience a journey through his life’ and would be open to the public from February 7, 2020 until May 21, 2020.  

“Tickets to the event are sold in half hour slots running from 10am to 10pm Monday to Sunday.  

“In addition to the daytime ticketed sessions, 19 private evening corporate events are also proposed.  

“The total live event dates of the event would be 105 days, 17 days would involve installation and seven days would involve removal of the marquee. 

“In terms of noise impacts there would be no amplified noise, apart from an emergency PA system.” 

Working hours during the construction period between January 24 and February 3 will be from 8am to 6pm and from 9am and 1.30pm on Saturdays.

The applicant, Activities and Events, has agreed to contribute one per cent of ticket sales by way of a Section 106 agreement, while also offering local people jobs at the event and local schools the opportunity to test the educational programme.  

The exhibition, based on the Van Gogh Museum’s extensive collection of the artist’s works, is the “only official travelling Experience” by the museum in Amsterdam.  

Councillors will decide whether the applicant is successful at a planning meeting on Tuesday.  

Single tickets for the exhibition will be between £20 and £17, including booking fee.