Explore First Nations storytelling, mythology, language and creativity through the lens of Australia’s critically acclaimed Indigenous, superhero TV series, Cleverman.
Visitors are welcomed into the Bindawu Spirit listening space, to hear the key Dreaming stories underpinning the series, and to explore behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew, original artwork, props and video content – revealing how this incredible series was made.
Conceived and developed in close consultation with a multidisciplinary Indigenous Advisory Group, and First Nations curator Kathrine Clarke, Cleverman was co-curated with series concept creator Ryan Griffen and production designer Jacob Nash.
This exhibition tour has been assisted by the Australian Governments Visions of Australia program.
- 60–70 running metres / 150–200 sqm
- 50+ Never-seen-before original objects and props
- 15+ moving image and interactive exhibits
- Includes all exhibition furniture, audio visual equipment, graphics, didactics and label text
- First screened on ABC TV in 2016 and is available to stream or download on Google Play and YouTube, and is intermittently available on ABC iView
The Riddoch & Main Corner Complex, Mount Gambier, SA
14 Mar – 06 September 2020
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Moreton Bay, QLD
25 Sept – 06 Dec 2020
Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Corindi, NSW
19 Dec 2020 – 11 Apr 2021
Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW
22 May – 11 Jul 2021
Orange Regional Museum, Orange, NSW
24 Jul – 24 Oct 2021
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Murray Bridge, SA
11 Dec 2021 – 30 Jan 2022
Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga, NSW
5 Mar – 29 May 2022
Museum of the Great Southern, Albany, WA
12 Jun – 09 Oct 2022
Museum of Geraldton, Geraldton, WA
3 Dec 2022 – 23 Apr 2023
Museum of the Goldfields, Kalgoorlie, WA
6 May – 10 Sept 2023
WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth, WA
18 Nov 2023 – 04 Feb 2024
Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, NT
22 February – 13 April 2024
In the press
It is a visually stunning exhibition that will appeal to multiple generations, from sci-fi and comic lovers to historians and writers and general fans of television.
The exhibition explored the making of Cleverman, including props, costumes and make-up from the series, designs by Weta Workshop and artwork from the original comic book series.
Behind the scenes of Cleverman
Take a sneak peek at some of the designs and props behind ACMI's Cleverman exhibition.