Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Tim Burton - The Exhibition | Melbourne | ACMI

After a season at the MOMA New York, The Tim Burton exhibition has arrived in Australia.  My daughter and I headed to Melbourne to check it out. Even before you step through the doors of the exhibition you know you are in for a treat with the displays that surround the entrance at the ACMI.

Inside, the  Exhibition is full of wonders that have filled the mind of Tim Burton since his school years, "Surviving Burbank" to his latest film "Alice in Wonderland." There is so much to see and take in including illustrations, figures, costumes, and rarely seen short films.

The Burtonarum will delight all ages, a carnival tent buried deep in the forest which feature glowing Burtonesque creatures and little peep holes. You will glow as well.

If you are taking young children, take the kids exhibition trail  which sides steps Sleepy Hollow and other films that they may find too scary.

We both loved the exhibition and found it very inspiring.
It is not too be missed!

Dates: Thursday 24 June - Sunday 10 October 2010
Open daily 10am-6pm. Special late night Thursdays until 10pm

Venue: ACMI Federation Square - Melbourne

For Kids and Families
Kids Exhibition Trail (recommended  for 5 - 10 years)
The trail provides a safe navigation path through the exhibition, bypassing works suited to an older audience. The trail is explored by following a Burtonesque 'monster' character and features activities along the way. The trail ends at the with the kids activity space.

Through the looking Glass
Using the magic of green screen technology and our state-of-the-art studio, you'll have a rare opportunity to journey down the rabbit hole to a magical and mysterious world and immerse yourself in the actual sets from Alice in Wonderland!

Make a movie Burton a-go-go!
In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to write, direct, act in and edit a short film inspired by the gothic imagination of Tim Burton.

Burton Sunday workshops
Wander through Wonderland, create a foley soundtrack, discover your inner ghoul in a make-up workshop or direct your own stop-motion animation.

For more information http://www.acmi.net.au/timburton.aspx

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