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Wallace & Gromit and Friends at ACMI

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The Magic of Aardman right here in Melbourne
montage from Aardman Studios
Photo courtesy of Aardman Animations Limited


The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is hosting the acclaimed studio behind Wallace & Gromit from June to October this year. You and your family can enjoy a rich program that showcases the creativity and humour behind the popular television series and films like Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run from the celebrated Bristol studio. Journey into the magical world of Aardman right here in Melbourne with an exclusive exhibition and series of events.

Exhibition

movie set at Aardman Studios
Photo courtesy of Aardman Animations Limited


Created by French museum Art Ludique alongside the award-winning creators and producers of Aardman Studios, this exhibition is one-of-a-kind in Australia. You and your family will be amazed by over 350 objects on display including:

Over 50 authentic film sets, including Gromit's famous vegetable garden, city streets from Shaun the Sheep the Movie, the flying machine from Chicken Run and the spectacular 5-metre tall ship from The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Handcrafted plasticine models, concept drawings, character studies, storyboards and production design.

Never-before-seen first ever drawings of Wallace & Gromit and the rocket from A Grand Day Out.

Special kids' trails and activities.

Extracts of Aardman's most famous films selected from more than 60 shorts and features, imaginative advertisements and music videos.

Masterclass, Talks, Demonstration and Events

animator at Aardman Studios
Photo courtesy of Aardman Animations Limited


Aardman Animation Masterclass - The masterminds behind Wallace & Gromit and Creature Comforts will share the secrets of their animation style at this ticketed event in June.

A Night Out with Aardman - This ticketed talk serve up an animated journey through the fascinating world of Aardman Studios in June.

Stop! Motion Animation - This free family Sunday event in July invites parents and children to discover the joy of animation

Inventors of Melbourne - This event features demonstrations and short talks by Melbourne's brightest inventors, entrepreneurs and researchers. Simply drop in for free in August.

Films

shaun the sheep from Aardman Studios
Photo courtesy of Aardman Animations Limited


Aardman Studio presents a schedule of popular films in July including Shaun the Sheep Movie, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Chicken Run, Arthur Christmas and Flushed Away.

Education

The Magic of Aardman Education Program - Students in year levels 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11 and 12 can sign up to learn more about the creative art of animation.

team at Aardman Studios
Photo courtesy of Aardman Animations Limited


Don't miss this massive celebration of the studio's artists and animators and the extraordinary trip from sketches and models through to elaborate sets which create the Aardman shows and movies you see on screen. It promises to be one of the top events in Melbourne and a grand outing for the family, animation aficionados and art lovers. Visit the ACMI website to book your tickets to the exhibition and events.

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Why? Where else can you get up close to Aardman’s claymation creations in Melbourne?
When: Refer to ACMI event schedule
Phone: 03 8663 2200
Where: ACMI
Cost: Free & Ticketed
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