Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was the inspiration for an interactive exhibition at the Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival. Project leader Katie Flowers worked alongside 10 local secondary schools and tertiary institutes in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre to create the exhibition. Visitors will be able to live van Gogh's life. An interactive stage allows them to walk through his rooms, sit in his chair, look through his drawers and read his diary and letters. They can look inside his medicine cabinet; smell the sunflowers from his most famous painting; and even meet the great man himself. The exhibition is being held until Sunday at the Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, from 10 am to 8 pm. A spokesman said: 'The stimulus for the exhibition was the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, his art, life- style, and view of the world. The students put themselves in van Gogh's shoes . . . or should we say clogs. Their brief was to create an environment using the artist to determine the outcome.' School tours and teacher workshops will be offered free of charge. A specially designed education pack will also be given to every participating student.