The stars came out last week to celebrate the opening of Melbourne's latest must-see exhibition, Setting the Scene: Film Design from Metropolis to Australia
Who's observing who? A model from 'The Matrix' series
Maybe it was the fact everyone was talking about Baz Lurhmann's epic, Australia, or just the fact that, with Christmas so close, Melbourne was up for a party. Whatever the reason, the official opening of ACMI's new exhibition on December 4th was definitely the place to be.
Setting the Scene features more than 300 original sketches, storyboards and models behind some of the most recognisable cinematic worlds from films including The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), Mon Oncle (1958), Dr. Strangelove (1964), The Apartment (1960), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Cabaret (1972), Alien (1979), The Shining (1980), The Cat in the Hat (2003), Dogville (2003), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Terminal (2004).
The exhibition was officially opened by ACMI Director Tony Sweeney in a party atmosphere, as 500 of Melbourne's film industry identities and arts community leaders came together in celebration.
Special guests on the night included some of Australia's most recognised and awarded production designers including Karen Murphy (Art Director, Australia), Roger Ford (Production Designer, The Chronicles of Narnia), Chris Kennedy (Production Designer, The Proposition), George Liddle (Production Designer, Dark City), Steven Curtis (Production Designer, beDevil), and Carrie Kennedy and Ben Morieson (Production Designer and Art Director, The Castle).
Another notable local in the crowd, newly appointed Lord Mayor at the City of Melbourne, Robert Doyle and Lady Mayoress, Emma Page Campbell. Check out images from the opening event here
For more on Setting the Scene, click here
Published Thursday, 11 December 2008