Aardman Magic at ACMI
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is staging “Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman” which celebrates 40 years of one of the world’s most successful animation studios. Aardman is the creative force behind such beloved films and television series as “Wallace & Gromit”, “Shaun the Sheep” and “Creature Comforts”. The exhibition features more than 350 objects including original artworks, over 50 set pieces such as Wallace’s Cracking Contraptions, Gromit’s famous vegetable garden and “Shaun the Sheep” sets. There’s also the flying machine from “Chicken Run” and the 5-metre tall ship from “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”. Additional artworks from the studio’s forthcoming feature film “Early Man”, due for release in 2018, is also on display.
Until 29 October, ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne. 8663 2200. acmi.net.au