David Bowie is opens in Melbourne

Friday, July 24, 2015

Red and blue lightning bolts, synonymous with David Bowie’s make up that adorns the face of his 1970’s alias Aladdin Sane can be seen scattered throughout Melbourne. 

Banner advertisements relating to the magnificent David Bowie is exhibition, which opened at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on 26 July, welcome visitors far and wide to Federation Square.

:: David Bowie is c/o ACMI ::

The highly anticipated exhibition arrives in Melbourne from London’s V&A Museum, celebrating Bowie’s impressive 50 year entertainment history in music, fashion, art and film.

:: David Bowie is image credit Mark Gambino ::

After seeing the exhibition today, I am blown away. David Bowie is, presents spectacular displays of Bowie’s iconic costumes, album artwork, videos, film clips, objects, memorabilia, hand written song lyrics and personal art work, allowing you to fully appreciate the achievements of arguably the greatest cultural icon of our time. Having spent an hour embracing David Bowie is, I am left in awe of what an inspiration Bowie has been, and still is.

:: David Bowie is image credit Mark Gambino ::

Bowie’s evolution as an entertainment artist is quite spectacular, reaching the ultimate cultural icon status with his many androgynous fictional persona’s in the 1970’s and 80’s, which still influence today’s popular culture.  (Examples of which can be seen on this article: 6 Fashion Trends Inspired by David Bowie's Famous Personas).

Bowie’s music is timeless, and can be enjoyed just as much today as when each song was first played, however, it is his radical individuality and theatrical stage presence that has really paved the way to his commercial success and inevitable cult status.

Entry into David Bowie is, is booked by a ticket with an allocated time slot on the hour, allowing only 200 visitors into the exhibition at one time. Right now, the exhibition is extremely popular, and it is highly recommended you book your ticket onlineDavid Bowie is; a must see – on until 1 November, 2015


1 comment:

colonygal said...

Just stumbled on your blog.... I saw Bowie is at the MCAA Chicago last year. A must see for anyone who grew up with his music and style! He was prolific and always pushed the envelope. It was nostalgic for me, and my 15 year old son was impressed too.

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