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

ACMI presents

Analogue Animation: Flipbooks and Thaumatropes


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.


9–27 Jan 2023

Weekdays 11am – 2pm

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FREE (drop-in activity).

Please note: This workshop will not run on Thu 26 Jan 2023.


Swinburne Studio, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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While you're at ACMI...

...visit our FREE centrepiece exhibition!

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.

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