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“David Bowie Is” Exhibition Coming to Australia | July to November 2015


The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has announced that it will host the ground-breaking exhibition “David Bowie Is” from July to November 2015 as part of the annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series of major exhibitions.

David Bowie is” was created by the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London which was given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive of costumes, objects, album artwork, and memorabilia.

 The exhibition explores Bowie’s influences and his continuing legacy through more than 300 items including lyric sheets, hundreds of photographs, stage sets, rare videos, filmed live shows, over 50 costumes and interviews with key collaborators.

Highlights of the exhibition include never-before-seen storyboards, stage costumes from his most famous stage appearances, excerpts and props from films such as “Labyrinth” (1986) and “Basquiat” (1996) as well as a selection of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores, and diary entries.

According to ACMI Director & CEO, Tony Sweeney, “The exhibition looks in-depth at how Bowie’s music and radical individualism has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design, film and contemporary popular culture over an incredible 50-year career and demonstrates how Bowie has inspired others to challenge convention and pursue freedom of expression.”

David Bowie is will open at ACMI on 16 July 2015. For more information visit the ACMI website here.

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