Tracing Burton's visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawings through his mature work in film, this exhibition brings together over 700 examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards, moving-image works, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, and includes an extensive film series spanning his 27-year career.
Until October 2010, ACMI hosts a unique exhibition direct from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. An Australian exclusive, Tim Burton: The Exhibition is a landmark exhibition charting Tim Burton's creative vision and process from his earliest work to the spectacular Alice in Wonderland.
Curated in direct collaboration with Burton, the exhibition brings together over 700 works, including paintings, drawings, puppets, costumes, storyboards and film. Discover the elements of gothic fantasy, dark humour and motifs that characterise Burton's work as director, concept artist, illustrator and photographer.
As part of Tim Burton: The Exhibition, ACMI asked you to help us construct a fantastical online gallery of Burton-inspired artwork. View all the entries submitted on ACMI’s Flickr page.
Download the free exhibition tour guide on iTunes.
From the blog (archived):
- The creation of the tentacle monster
- Watch the Batmobile and the topiary deer arrive
- The installation of Balloon Boy
- The appearance of the Headless Horseman
Curated by Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, and Jenny He, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, with Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
This exhibition was organised by the Museum of Modern Art, New York Indemnification for this exhibition is provided by the Victorian Government.
24 June – 10 October 2010