Two mannequins One is wearing a white suit and top hat; the other is wearing a cherry coloured vest with a pink half-tutu around the waist. They are standing on a raised plinth with a pink background. Next to the mannequins are pairs of shoes in a glass case.
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Auslan Tour – Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion


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Full, ACMI Member, Concession


Child (under 16 yrs)



Sat 10 Jun - Sat 23 Sep 2023

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Led by experienced Auslan guides, this tour of our Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition is designed for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Through iconic stories, characters and moments from over 120 years of moving image history, Goddess celebrates the women and gender-transcending superstars who shaped their own roles, took creative control and fought a system that tried to exploit them.

From the swagger of Mae West and glamour of Anna May Wong to the powerful punch of Pam Grier, this ACMI-curated exhibition salutes the groundbreaking achievements and impact of the screen’s leading gender revolutionists. Too often reduced to the status of bombshell, starlet and screen siren, these goddesses remain far more than stereotypes.

Featuring never-before-seen costumes, original sketches, interactive experiences and cinematic treasures, including iconic outfits worn by Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Geena Davis and Margot Robbie, Goddess honours the artists who challenged narratives, defied expectations and transcended tropes.

Whether it’s Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Michelle Yeoh or Zendaya, today’s goddesses unapologetically occupy spaces and roles that shatter glass ceilings, project solidarity and reframe society through essential stories, singular voices and complex characters. They’ve fought convention and an industry built to confine them with collective power and fearless creativity to embody their own heroes and forge their own paths.

Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion is curated by Bethan Johnson, ACMI

Event duration

60 mins


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