ACMI presents

Screen Worlds

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About the exhibition

Bringing together rare footage, fascinating objects and interactive displays, Screen Worlds takes you through a journey that examines the past, present and future of screen mediums and digital culture.

Come and see how the moving image has evolved from magic lanterns and shadow puppets to 3D animations and reality television shows. Discover computer games with amazing graphics and puzzles, see Cate Blanchett’s Oscar trophy and imitate Neo from the The Matrix in our Time Slice room as you wander through the exhibition.

To explore elements of the moving image, visit the different sections within Screen Worlds: Emergence, Voices, Sensations, Games Lab and Kids Space.

Emergence

Explore over 100 years of moving image history, focusing on the arrival of cinema, television, global broadcast, video games and the internet. Keep an eye out for memorabilia from Play School and Astro Boy!

Voices

Discover how the moving image has evolved in Australia with spotlights on Australian actors, directors, journalists, scriptwriters, editors, cinematographers and studios. See fabulous costumes from Kylie Minogue and props used in Baz Lurhmann's Moulin Rouge.

Sensations

Have fun with interactive moving image activities from the Zoetrope to the shadow monsters screen.

Games Lab & Kids Space

Play fun and unique computer, console and ipad games in our Games Lab and Kids Space.

Orientation tour

Daily
11am & 2.30pm
Free activity

Meet in front of Screen Worlds at 11am or 2:30pm for a guided tour from one of our passionate volunteers.

Kids' trail activity

Daily
10am - 5pm
Free activity

A free and fun activity for the kids! Just ask us for a Kids' Trail booklet at the entrance of the exhibition to start your Screen Worlds adventure.

Education group visits

Week days 
10am - 2pm

School and education groups can book in advance for educator-led visit on a weekday. There are seven choices for educator-led visits which focus on different themes:

  1. The introductory tour, exploring Screen World's themes
  2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the exhibition
  3. Art, design and the moving image
  4. Science and the moving image
  5. Screen codes and conventions
  6. The world of videogames
  7. Toys and technology

You can also book for a free self guided tour and explore the exhibition on your own.

Exhibition highlights

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Time Slice (2009)

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Shadow Monsters (2009)

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Zoetrope (2009)

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You & I - Horizontal II (2009)

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Flipbook Machine (2009)

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Stuck in the Middle with You VR Experience (2015)

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Locations Table (2009)

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Sound Editing Game (2009)

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Sound and Vision Room (2010)

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Colour Wheel Game (2009)

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Exhibition video games

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Lumino City (2014)

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Broken Age (2015)

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The Witness (2016)

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Ori and the Blind Forrest (2015)

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Mario Kart 8 (2014)

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Nidhogg (2014)

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Journey (2012)

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Pro Evolution Soccer (2016)

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De Blob 2 (2011)

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