Wallace and Gromit and their charming friends will continue their starring role at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image throughout summer, with the extension of the smash-hit exhibition.
Showcasing the claymation creations of Aardman Animations, Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman has been a hit with audiences of all ages since opening in June and will now run until 29 January, 2018.
The exhibition premiered at ACMI as part of this year’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition series and showcases the claymation creations of Aardman Animations.
It goes behind the scenes of the four-time Oscar-winning studio with a bounty of 350 objects including original artworks, concept drawings, storyboards, puppets and sets.
Highlights include Wallace’s Cracking Contraptions and Gromit’s famous vegetable garden, Shaun the Sheep sets, the flying machine from Chicken Run, and the five metre tall ship from The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
Within the exhibition is a special activity space, The Studio, where visitors can get creative, building and animating their own clay characters inspired by the work of Aardman.
Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman is curated by Art Ludique-Le Musée of Paris in collaboration with the Aardman Animations team.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley
“ACMI's Wallace and Gromit exhibition is a fantastic family day out behind the scenes of the much-loved animation.”
“I'm thrilled that we're extending the exhibition for people to enjoy all through the summer school holidays.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren
“The exhibition has been a massive hit with locals and tourists alike, with thousands of people already pouring through the doors at ACMI – and the fun is set to continue."
“The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series brings the world’s best art and creativity to our state, supporting jobs and boosting our visitor economy.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020