Bowie Melbourne. Yes you heard right. If you haven’t seen the posters plastered all around Melbourne let us explain. From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke to the Goblin King, with costumes, lyrics, and all things in-between, ACMI is bringing a celebration of David Bowie to Melbourne.
Coming from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, and following previous residencies in Berlin, Paris and Chicago, the David Bowie is exhibit takes visitors through the entirety of the artist’s career from his early days, right through to his work with puppets (we hope) and beyond, telling the story of the legendary artist through costumes, lyric sheets, interviews, album artwork, and much more. As a bonus, every ticket buyer gets a free Bowie album download thanks to Google Play.
Adding to this is Bowie Late Nights, a series of free performances open to the public, although priority is given to exhibition ticket holders, on Thursday and Friday evenings. These performances, beginning at 6pm, host a diverse range of artists from DJs to Australian bands such as The Bombay Royale, Immigrant Nation, and funk and soul singer Kylie Auldist. Check online closer to the date for more information.
Were really excited about this one, and w’ll be covering the exhibit in-depth when the doors open, but if it isn’t already part of your winter survival plan, it definitely should be. In the meantime, you can enjoy an excellent hand-drawn celebration of every David Bowie hairstyle thanks to illustrator Helen Greene.
David Bowie is
When: Thursday 16 July 2015 to Sunday 1 November 2015
Mon – Wed, Sat – Sun: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thu (with DJ): 10:00am to 9:00pm
Fri (with Bowie Late Nights): 10:00am to 9:00pm
Entry: Full – $25.00; Concession – $19.00; Child – $15.00
Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
Entry is timed at every 30 minutes from 10:00am and you need to choose this when you book. Visitor can stay as long as they wish, but there are no pass outs. You can also get a priority access ticket for $40 which allows you to enter the exhibit at any time. See the ACMI website for conditions.
Image Credit (from event website): Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy. Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive.