July 1, 2010

Tim Burton - The Exhibition

Last night I went to see the Tim Burton exhibition at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and...wow.

The exhibition, exclusive to Melbourne and direct from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, consists of Burton's back catalog of illustrations, advertisements, costumes and sculptures from movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow and more recently, Alice in Wonderland. 

"Curated in direct collaboration with Burton, the exhibition brings together over 700 works, including paintings, drawings, puppets, costumes, storyboards and film. Discover the elements of gothic fantasy, dark humour and motifs that characterise Burton's work as director, concept artist, illustrator and photographer."
{taken from ACMI}

The scale of the exhibition is incredible.  It would have been an massive feat to curate and put the show together, I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when it was all going up.  The exhibition is also complimented by vision and audio from his more famous movies, giving you a complete sensory experience. 

This is a must see event and lucky for you it runs until October 2010.  Head to ACMI for the full program, including movie screenings and workshops, tickets and times.

{Images courtesy of ACMI}

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