Tinsel Takeover

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We’re hosting multidisciplinary artist and queen of tinsel Rachel Burke for her first ever tinsel takeover inspired by our Wonderland exhibition.

Rachel’s tinsel creations have been filmed, shared and loved across Instagram. From Kesha’s larger-than-life tinsel costumes to Splendour in the Grass, Rachel’s craft is the centrepiece of Instagramable moving image moments. It’s only fitting that she’s joining us down the rabbit hole, taking on pop culture’s greatest and most enduring screen icon, Alice.

Win a piece from Rachel's Wonderland capsule collection by pre-ordering her book, Be Dazzling.


Wonderland Late Nights with Honcho Disko

Friday 31 Aug, 6pm

Rachel will present her Wonderland-inspired capsule collection in a tinsel-drenched guerrilla fashion show with burlesque-drag-circus artists Honcho Disko and performance artists The Huxleys.

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Meet Rachel during her ACMI residency

Wed 5 & Thu 6 Sep, 10am – 4pm; Fri 7 Sep, 11am – 6pm; Sat 8 Sep 10am – 3pm

Meet Rachel in ACMI’s Future Lab where she’ll be bedazzling exclusive, bespoke Wonderland merchandise for the ACMI Shop.

In store book signing of her new-releaseBe Dazzling

ACMI Shop, Sat 8 Sep, 2 – 3pm

Be first in line to grab a copy of Rachel’s latest book Be Dazzling (Hardie Grant) at her only Melbourne book-signing event. Meet Rachel, talk tinsel, and be inspired to design your own dazzling Wonderland creation. Pre-order Be Dazzling online at shop.acmi.net.au or in store for a chance to win an exclusive piece from Rachel’s Wonderland capsule collection.

Eat, Drink, Sparkle in the ACMI Cafe & Bar and ACMI Shop

For the duration of Rachel's residency, pick up a very limited-edition piece of bedazzled Wonderland treasure from the ACMI Shop, including bedazzled copies of the Wonderland exhibition book and Rachel’s latest title, Be Dazzling (Hardie Grant). The ACMI Cafe & Bar is also hosting a range of tinsel-themed treats - treat yourself with a Rosé Royale cocktail with edible glitter and hints of grapefruit, or a glitter-dusted biscuit and bedazzled cupcake.