Cleverman: The Exhibition at ACMI

Go behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sci-fi series!

Cleverman stormed onto ABC TV in 2016 as a dystopian sci-fi with a difference. With predominantly Indigenous cast and senior crew, the series explores a series of Aboriginal origin stories in a contemporary context, with political nuance touching on themes of class, racism and power.

Exploring First Nations storytelling, language and creativity in production design, costumes and props, this free exhibition invites you to listen-first and immerse yourself in a powerful and contemporary expression of origin stories.



The exhibition explores the making of Cleverman, including props, costumes and make-up from the series, designs by Weta Workshop and artwork from the original comic book series.

This exhibition has been curated by ACMI and co-curated by Cleverman concept creator Ryan Griffen and Cleverman production designer Jacob Nash.

Cleverman series 1 and 2 are available on ABC iview for the duration of the exhibition.

Cleverman: The Exhibition
6 December 2018 – 22 April 2019
ACMI – Melbourne