Venture up to GOMA and step inside Marvel’s cinematic universe
Calling all Marvel blockbuster fans, film buffs, art lovers and appreciators of fictional masterpieces (that covers most of you) – there’s a new exhibition launching at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) this weekend and it’s going to blow your mind. More than 500 pieces from Marvel Entertainment’s archives and private collections will form part of Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe, which will run at the iconic Brisbane gallery from May 27 until September 3.
This is Australia’s first major Marvel exhibition, and the largest ever presented in an art museum worldwide – so it’s safe to say that this is going to be pretty darn impressive, and well and truly worth the short trip to Brisbane. Have you ever wanted to see Thor’s hammer? Or perhaps it’s Captain America’s actual shield that piques your interest? Well, it’s all there, as well as Iron Man’s armour (we didn’t forget the Tony Stark fans), alongside 60 original costumes, more than 150 props, set designs, plus the concept works and keyframe art pieces from original comic books, which were famed for first introducing the characters.
The exclusive exhibition, which will only be shown at GOMA in Brisbane, will incorporate interactive elements to delve deeper into the cinematic universe created by Marvel’s comics and blockbusters, bringing to life some of the most iconic characters and moments from the fictional world. As part of Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe, an Up Late series will run on Fridays from July 28 to September 1, with live music performances from the likes of Art Vs Science (July 28), Black Cab (August 4), Habits (August 11), Olympia (August 18), Models (August 25) and NO ZU (September 1). The Up Late Fridays will also feature pop-up bars, resident DJs and talks in the exhibition space – the perfect way to explore the Marvel showcase by night. Tickets to GOMA’s Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe and Up Late can be purchased online.