Burton or bust
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Can't wait to see the Tim Burton exhibition when it hits town? Neither can we.
Melbourne is in for a treat when the hotly anticipated exhibition Tim Burton comes to ACMI in June. The filmmaker and artist, who is behind some of the most memorable misfit characters and dark comical fairytales, will be making a special appearance down under to launch the exhibition, which is part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2010.
We're already getting calls from Burton fans all over the country asking how they can get tickets to the Tim Burton retrospective exhibition and suite of events and screenings. In answer to this question, here's some more info (and some very important diary dates).
Tim Burton is on at ACMI from 24 June to 10 October 2010. This is the same exhibition that is currently showing at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and has crowds queuing in the cold for tickets. When it gets to Australia it will be even bigger with the addition of items from Disney's upcoming release Alice and Wonderland. Our curatorial team are working hard to bring the fabulous experience to Melbourne and are expanding the already massive show to create the biggest temporary exhibition ever staged at ACMI.
Tickets to the exhibition will go on sale on Thursday 1 April, 2010. Don't, in the words of Alice in Wonderland's White Rabbit, "be late for this very important date."
Tim Burton himself will be holding public lectures at ACMI to accompany the exhibition. More information on these will be available in the coming months and rest assured you'll hear it first on the ACMI website as soon as details come to hand.
Yes, there will be a film season. Hooray! ACMI will host a 10-day film season in July, featuring a collection of Burton's filmic inspirations. Information on this season and how to get tickets will be available on the ACMI website in May.
Rest assured, you will also be able to re-live your favourite Burton films on the big screen in ACMI's state-of-the-art cinemas between June and October every Friday night at Freaky Fridays sessions at 9.30pm. We'll also be programming selected Sunday matinees and very special Kids' Flicks sessions, also on Sundays, where young fans and families can enjoy Burton's films in all their cinematic glory.
There will be so much more for us to crow about in the coming months (including workshops, exhibition tours, competitions, merchandise and more) and acmi.net.au is the place to get all the latest information so, as they say, stay tuned!
Published Wednesday, 13 January 2010