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.
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.
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.
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.
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.