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War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918 Exhibition at ACMI

Visitors will discover what Australians saw when they went to the cinema during the First World War as ACMI’s Gallery 2 is transformed into a picture palace showing fascinating shorts, advertisements, newsreels, propaganda and feature films produced locally and internationally during the War. The exhibition features a screening room and ‘foyer’ area complete with ticket box and ‘ghostly’ cinema worker responding by phone to ticket and film inquiries. The foyer will also contain ...

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds Exhibition at GoMA

Developed closely with the artist, the QAGOMA exhibition features more than 200 works and is organised around three ideas – ‘Man and machine’, ‘The extra-ordinary’, and ‘Psychic Aches’. Moving between the porous divide of the body and the world it inhabits, the exhibition explores the subjects of industry and organic phenomena; representations of inner conflict; and the possibility of finding a deeper reality in our experience of the everyday. Screenings A complete ...

Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates Australia’s important and proud history of automobile design and engineering and reflects on the heyday of the Australian car industry. It also looks to the future of the automobile industry in this country and the shift from manufacturing, which has primarily serviced a local market, to being a global contributor through specialist expertise. Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car traces the development of the family car from its earliest ...

Epic Intimacy: The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li Exhibition at ACMI

Spanning more than three decades, the filmmaking partnership between Zhang Yimou and Gong Li has produced some of mainland China’s most striking imagery and arresting tales. Commenting on the season, ACMI Senior Film Programmer, Kristy Matheson said ACMI was delighted to honour one of cinema’s most dynamic duos. “Yimou first cast an unknown drama student, Gong Li in his directorial debut, Red Sorghum (1987). From there, a rich artistic collaboration ensued, including Raise the Red ...

The view from here: The photographic world of Alfred Elliott Exhibition

Museum of Brisbane uncovers the most comprehensive photo record of early Brisbane, exploring one man's fascinating views of a bygone era. Museum of Brisbane's latest exhibition will offer an amazing visual portrait of a lost city - Brisbane at the turn of the 20th century - through a rare collection of photographs, all shot by a single resident, Alfred Elliott. Opening on 13 February, The view from here: The photographic world of Alfred Elliott 1890 - 1940 will showcase his life's work, ...

Fashion on Film at ACMI

Opening the season is the Australian premiere of And Then There is Naples (E poi c’è Napoli) (2014), in which director Gianluca Migliarotti travels to the epicentre of men’s tailoring. Bespoke Neapolitan trouser maker Salvatore Ambrosi guides audiences through the ancient city of style where he encounters local designers and commentators who offer rare insights into the art of tailoring. Other traditional crafts are explored, which lead to a captivating exchange with a 120-year old ...

James Turrell: A Retrospective Exhibition at NGA

It celebrates Skyspaces, viewing chambers that affect our perception of the sky, and surveys Turrell’s life work, Roden Crater, a naked eye observatory in an extinct volcano on the edge of the Painted Desert, Arizona. The exhibition follows three highly successful shows throughout 2013—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Guggenheim in New York—with works from LACMA’s tour and spectacular installations purpose-built for Canberra. Si...

Recollect: Shoes Exhibition at Powerhouse Museum

Recollect: Shoes will provide a unique visual insight into footwear history and fashions. It will illustrate how our attitudes towards design and ‘comfort’ have changed or, perhaps, remained entirely the same, as well as the impact of new materials and techniques on shoemaking methods. Highlights of the display include historic shoes from the internationally significant Joseph Box collection. Joseph Box Ltd (today owned by John Lobb Bootmaker Ltd) was a London based shoe company ...

China Up Close Exhibition at ACMI

ACMI Director & CEO, Tony Sweeney said that China Up Close represents the most significant exploration of a major trading and cultural partner ever undertaken by the organisation across the breadth of its programming streams. “China Up Close will provide audiences with truly unique insights into Chinese screen-based practice and its symbiotic relationship with the powerful changes experienced in China, the world’s fastest growing economy,” said Sweeney. “China Up Close ...

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion Exhibition at GoMA

Japanese fashion made an enormous impact on world fashion in the late 20th century. Designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto revolutionised the way we think of fashion today. Their works will be shown alongside examples by the techno-couturier Junya Watanabe, a protégé of Kawakubo, together with the pioneer of the 'Ura-Harajuku' movement Jun Takahashi, and the new generation of radical designers including Tao Kurihara, Hiroaki Ohya, Matohu, ...