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Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2010: Tim Burton – On Now!

Tim Burton has brought the world some of the most imaginative movies from Beetlejuice to the recent Alice in Wonderland. Now, the bits and pieces surrounding his movie-making career that have been hand-selected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City with Tim Burton are on display in Melbourne.

Over 700 pieces from a wide array of art forms can be seen including puppets, paintings, photos, films, costumes and drawings. The display touches on all the creative avenues leading to Burton’s masterpieces, and it even brings to the public some of his student projects and others not yet seen. Discover the early life and path that has led to this cinematic genius of today.

If you are already planning on seeing this, please let me know how it goes. It sounds absolutely amazing! If you haven’t made your plans yet, here are more details to get you going.

When & Where

The exhibition is the largest to be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. It opened on June 24, 2010 and will run throughout the winter to October 10, 2010. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 6pm with special late-night hours on Thursdays until 10pm.


Ticket prices are currently $19 and can be purchased online or at the ACMI. Concession (student) and family discounts are available as well.

Getting There

The ACMI is located at Federation Square (as listed as one of our Free Things to Do in Melbourne) and is quite accessible by public transport – buses, trams and trains. According to the ACMI website, the following trams will get you there:

  • To Flinders Street on Federation Square: 48, 70, 75 and the City Circle
  • To Flinders Street Station: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 22, 64, 67 and 72

If you are coming from another city, you can catch a cheap flight to Melbourne to save time. Or, you can choose a rental car option, which will take you about 9 hours from Sydney. The Federation Square Car Park is available for parking.

Where to Stay

A plethora of hotels and hostels are available all over Melbourne to suit any person’s needs or budget. You can use our handy booking widget below to search and research your Melbourne accommodation options.

Photo by edwardscissorhands.