Tim Burton Hits ACMI!

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Published:  June 23, 2010
Tim Burton Hits ACMI!

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To say ACMI was packed to the gills with media representatives today for the Tim Burton exhibition media call is truly understating. Every broadsheet, tabloid, website, magazine, pamphlet, blogger and janitor was out in force to snap and record the words of this most enigmatic of auteurs. Most likely suffering some hefty jetlag, Burton made his way to the stage after the obligatory speeches from The Hon. John Thwaites (Board President of ACMI) and Tony Sweeney (Director, ACMI), to field a brief Q&A from the latter.

Tim Burton gesticulates as Tony Sweeney, Director of ACMI, preps his next question.

Tim Burton gesticulates as Tony Sweeney, Director of ACMI, preps his next question.

Burton then led media on a wander around the exhibition, a display that he was clearly quite enamoured with: “The lighting’s much darker than MOMA, which I’m really happy with.”

Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks!

Tim Burton: The Exhibition in action.

Tim Burton: The Exhibition in action.

Scarecrows are one of Burton's favourite motifs.

Scarecrows are one of Burton's favourite motifs.

Tim Burton: The Exhibition in action.

Tim Burton: The Exhibition in action.

For lovers of Tim Burton’s work, or simply fans of modern cinema, this exhibition should be placed in pole position on your ’100 ways to impress that certain someone list’.

Burton with one of his many macabre creations.

Burton with one of his many macabre creations.

Tim Burton: The Exhibition opens Thursday, 24 June and runs till Sunday, 10 October.

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Photos by Mark Gambino

8 Responses

  1. cat

    GREAT photos! I’m jealous you guys were in the same room! I will have to come down to melbourne soon to check it out.

  2. Jo Spurling

    Amazing shots Mark!

  3. cut and paste

    can you insert a snippet of burton’s luscious locks into the August issue please? thanks

  4. blackalicous

    his hair…. let’s just do a ACMI exhibit on his hair!

  5. BurtonLover

    BURTON IN MELBOURNE = TOO COOL!

  6. The exhibition is fantastic! Seriously, do not miss out.

  7. Can’t wait to get down and see it for myself. Great photos.

  8. Di Thornley

    Fantastic photos!! Keen to see the red carpet public launch tonight. Thanks for the preview guys!

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