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ACMI’s big 2015 Winter Masterpieces exhibition will pay homage to David Bowie: an extraordinary, influential artist and pop culture icon

Fittingly, the exhibition is titled David Bowie Is – a reference to his constantly shifting identities, myriad artistic projects and the fact that the pop star means different things to fans all over the world.

David Bowie Is was devised in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and has already pulled hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world. Since then, it has travelled from Toronto to Sao Paulo, and will soon make its way to Paris. Wherever it goes, it sells out. Figures like Jean Paul Gaultier have described the showcase as “absolutely incredible…fabulous”, and one UK journalist admitted that “the sheer grandeur brought a tear to my eyes.”

ACMI has devised a program of music nights, film screenings, curator talks and special events to accompany the exhibition, offering a once-in-a-lifetime insight into one of pop's most creative thinkers. Read on for Time Out's full coverage of David Bowie Is.


Station to station: David Bowie Is exhibition highlights and gallery


Ch-ch-changes: an interview with V&A Museum curator Geoffrey Marsh


Serious moonlight: highlights from the Bowie Late Nights program


The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie symposium


A lad insane: meet Harry Williams, Bowie collector and superfan


Heroes: Melbourne music identities on what Bowie means to them

18 things we learned about David Bowie from his Time Out interviews

Aladdin Sane cover models: Liryca Simpson, Juliette Cameron, Ryan Alford and Adam Rudegeair.

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David Bowie Is details

Federation Square
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 8663 2200

Nearby Stations: Flinders Street

Date 16 Jul-01 Nov

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