Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tim Burton: The Exhibition

After work Clinton and I headed down to ACMI in Fed Square to see Tim Burton: The Exhibition. It charts works from his early years growing up in Burbank through to the movie Alice in Wonderland. Here's the blurb for the show:
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.

It amazing how much of his artistic style was already developed from an early age. I had no idea he had a background as an animator, even working for Disney out of art school. There were costumes, artifacts, storyboards and clips from his films, as well as some sculptures he has done. One of my favorite things in the exhibition though was his 1982 film Vincent.

If you are in Melbourne, the exhibition is on until October 10th.

1 comment:

Bel Stella / Bella Carrara said...

Loved the video you posted on here...1982! Tim Burton really is one of my favorite directors. So much creativity and vision. And it's so nice to see that his style of how his characters look really hasn't changed that much at all!

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