Must See Events!

Polish Poster Art 1952-84 

An exhibition of POLISH POSTER ART is on show until the 26th of May at the Ian Potter Museum of Art located within the Melbourne University campus.

The example above was created for the release of the Italian film Scandal in Sorrento starring of course Sophia Loren.

While most of the 65 examples relate to movie releases also included are posters advertising local craft fairs, national festivals, circus performances, operas and plays.  All historically significant and utterly beautiful, I highly recommend a visit.

Hollywood Costume 

Opening tomorrow at ACMI and running until the 18th of August HOLLYWOOD COSTUME is a must see for anyone interested in the art of Costume DesignPresented previously at the Victoria and Albert museum in London it was over five years in development and is said to be the most comprehensive exhibition ever created about film costume design. 

I've volunteered and worked at ACMI for a few years now and yesterday I was lucky enough to have a sneak peek at the exhibition and attend a private lecture with the head curator Deborah Nadoolman Landis.  Looking at some of these iconic costumes and hearing the story of how the collection was pulled together I couldn't help but be moved.

Of course there are some amazing highlights including two dresses made especially for Marylin Monroe.  More beautiful than I could ever have imagined Marylin's sun-ray pleat halter dress from The Seven Year Itch designed by William Travilla sits at the far end of the gallery and not far away the beaded cocktail dress designed by Australian Orry Kelly from Some Like It Hot...she was so tiny! 

There is of course a complementary film program being screened in the ACMI cinemas and a highlight for me will be seeing Breakfast at Tiffany's on the big screen....maybe several times.  Audrey's iconic little black dress, designed by Hubert De Givenchy, is also included in the exhibition.

Breakfast At Tiffany's
Sat 4 May 2013, 11am
Sun 5 May 2013, 11am
Mon 6 May 2013, 1.30pm
Tue 7 May 2013, 2.30pm
Sat 11 May 2013, 11am
Sun 12 May 2013, 11am
Mon 13 May 2013, 1.30pm
Tue 14 May 2013, 2.30pm 

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