The world’s most famous street artist, Banksy is bringing his works to the streets of Melbourne. This October, Melbourne will be able to view a retrospective of more than 80 of his best works, curated by the artist’s former manager, Steve Lazarides. Inspired by the streets of London, this exhibition will take visitors on an artistic adventure, exploring the mind of Banksy and his satirical street art. The exhibition will open in The Paddock in Federation Square and will also feature some of Melbourne’s best food trucks, courtesy of Welcome to Thornbury, along with a bar and live DJs in ‘The Railyard’. As the street art capital of Melbourne, we couldn’t think of a more fitting place for the exhibition. When: 7 October 2016 ~ 22 January 2017 Where: The Paddock, Federation Square Visit the website here.
Step back in time at the Arts Centre latest exhibition, Kylie on Stage. Officially open as of today, the exhibition celebrates our princess of pop, Kylie Minogue with 800 costumes dating back to 1989, including those infamous gold hotpants from the Spinning Around video. Expect world class designers including Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier, as well as local designers such as Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett. In addition to the hundreds of costumes, the exhibition will also feature stage props from her highly-successful concert tours plus a selection of designs, working drawings, photographs and footage that explore the creative process behind costumes and provide rare glimpses into the world backstage. We should be so lucky! When: September 21 – January 22 Where: Arts Centre Melbourne Visit the Kylie on Stage website here.
ACMI are celebrating the Godfather of all directors, Martin Scorsese at the upcoming Scorsese exhibition this May. From Taxi Driver and Goodfellas to The Age of Innocence and The Wolf of Wall Street, there is no doubt in any film buff’s mind that Martin Scorsese is one of the world’s most influential directors. “Whether it’s wolves, bulls, butchers or taxi drivers, Scorsese’s complicated anti-heroes navigate mean streets of their own morality, torn between rebellion and acceptance, sin and redemption. While his characters spiral out of control, Scorsese captures every frame with masterly control.” The exhibition will feature over 600 objects (including costumes, hand annotated film scripts, film stills plus more) and a selection of footage of his work in film, documentary and is curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum for Film and Television, Berlin. When: 26 May – 18 September Where: ACMI, Federation Square Visit the website here.
Go back in time to when dinosaurs still ruled the land at the Jurassic World Exhibition. The exhibition will immerse audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the giant blockbuster, Jurassic World. The world premiere event will open on 19 March 2016 and runs for a limited time only, before travelling on to the rest of the world. “Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements—drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.” Whether you’re a T-rex lover, or more of a Jurassic World geek, there’s something for everyone! Purchase a VIP pass and travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Come face-to-face with a Pachyrhinosaurus; visit The Hammond Creation Lab; stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex; and learn all about top-secret projects …
Want to know what our future city will look like? Artist, Lara Tumak in collaboration with the children at ArtPlay worked together using nothing but their bare hands, wondrous imaginations and recycled materials to create a mega-mini Melbourne city. Explore the minds of our future town planners, master builders and architects extraordinaire and see their worlds full of adventure, mayhem and a little bit of the mundane. You will also be able to make your own part of the city to be added to the exhibition! Age: 5 to 12 years When: 9 September – 1 November 2015 Where: ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Batman Avenue Visit the website here.
Be enchanted by the glamorous, stylish and whimsical style of Victoriana’s Pleasure Garden. The year-long project sees the collaboration of Melbourne fashion photographer Gerard O’Connor and stylist Marc Wasiak. When: Until 11 September Where: The Conservatory, Fitzroy Gardens Cost: Free