The Horse in Motion (1878) Eadweard Muybridge
The Horse in Motion (1878) Eadweard Muybridge

ACMI presents

Analogue Animation: Flipbooks and Thaumatropes



8–25 Jan 2024

Weekdays 10am – 5pm

Get hands on with some of the earliest forms of animation in this free holiday workshop for kids and families.

Discover two of the oldest forms of animation in this hands-on activity by learning to craft your own flipbook and thaumatrope.

After creating your own, you can learn more about animation by visiting our free exhibition The Story of the Moving Image.


FREE (drop-in activity)


Flinders St Foyer, Ground Floor
ACMI, Fed Square

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Young girl smiling and wearing headphones, listening to content in the Moving Australia section of the Story of the Moving Image (Phoebe Powell)

The Story of the Moving Image

FREE Exhibition | open daily

Explore the past, present and future of films, TV, videogames and art in The Story of the Moving Image. Collect items in the exhibition using your FREE Lens device, and create lasting memories with our range of fun, interactive exhibits for the whole family.

All ages welcome

Memo Akten on Distributed Consciousness

Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness

FREE Exhibition | open daily

Did you know that octopi are incredibly smart? See just how smart they are in Memo Akten's exhibition, which features 256 unique images of octopus-like Tentacular Critters created with AI. They even speak!

All ages welcome

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Browse a range of books, toys and games, curiosities and branded merchandise. Every purchase supports your museum of screen culture.

A couple checks out consumes from The Last Emperor in The Story of the Moving Image (image credit: Phoebe Powell)

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