Discover the Marvel Universe in Brisbane

See Marvel: Creating The Cinematic Universe’ – only in Brisbane

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Brisbane – and not just for its idyllic weather or warm sunny days and crisp evenings.  It’s also the perfect time of year to experience some of the city’s most exciting events, with revellers flocking from near and far to get a piece of the action.

‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ is showing exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 3 September 2017.

This is the first major Marvel exhibition in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum worldwide.

Curated by Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), the exhibition is drawn from Marvel Studios’ extensive archive as well as private and public collections including the Library of Congress, Washington DC, giving audiences an unprecedented insight into the rich fictional world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ encompasses the entire ground floor of GOMA with more than 500 objects including more than 60 original costumes (worn by actors including Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Tilda Swinton), comic books, props, spectacular set design, concept and keyframe art, clips from Marvel Studios films and bespoke hands-on interactives.

Must-see highlights include a large-scale diorama with costumes, props and clips from Captain America: The First Avenger, multiple versions of Iron Man’s suits, the imposing three-metre-tall Hulkbuster armour, and never-before-seen items from the set of Thor: Ragnarok including Hulk’s bed and the majestic Asgardian throne room.

The exhibition addresses three key themes ‘The Cinematic Assembled’, ‘Decoding the Universe’ and ‘Behind the Scenes’ and profile legendary Marvel characters and their complex personas, focusing on Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and Hulk, as well as the Avengers, Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.

In addition to looking at the cinematic experience and the larger narratives at play in the films, the exhibition highlights the work of artists and creative teams behind the much-loved stories – including production design, storyboarding and pre-visualisation, costume and prop design, and visual effects.

Throughout the exhibition season a retrospective of Marvel Cinematic Universe films will screen in QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque including 2017 releases Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The exhibition is open until 9pm every Wednesday evening and an Up Late program will be presented on Friday evenings from 28 July to 1 September, featuring live music, DJs, food, bars and talks.

While visiting Brisbane you might also like to experience more in the Culture Precinct – catch a show at QPAC, or see Gladiators at Queensland Museum. Or venture a little further and enjoy South Bank’s dining hot spots, shopping in Brisbane’s city centre, soak up the eclectic culture of West End, visit Fortitude Valley’s vibrant boutiques and bars and explore the city’s other thriving precincts.

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