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David Bowie, in character as Aladdin Sane, a lightning bolt adorns his face.


Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

David Bowie is

16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Vale David Bowie

Seen by over 1 million people worldwide at sell-out shows in London, Chicago, Sao Paolo, Paris, and Berlin, David Bowie is comes exclusively to ACMI from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Celebrate one of the most influential artists in music, film and video, fashion and performance in this groundbreaking exhibition at its only Australasian venue.


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  • Prepare for unprecedented access to objects from the David Bowie Archive that tell the enthralling story of the boy from Brixton who became an international cultural icon. Featuring over 50 legendary costumes, original stage set designs, handwritten lyric sheets, album artwork, rare film, video and photographs and interviews, the exhibition showcases Bowie’s impact as a performer and screen star.

    David Bowie is became the V&A’s fastest-selling exhibition. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is only in Melbourne for a strictly limited season, with limited capacity and no extensions possible.

    Avoid the queues and book online; advanced bookings for Friday nights and weekends are recommended.

    From now until November 1, treat yourself to David Bowie is and bring kids under 12 for free between 10am–5pm Monday to Friday*

    Plus, every ticket buyer receives a free Bowie album thanks to Google Play!

    Opening hours
    Mon, Tues, Wed                                                      10am – 6pm
    Thu (with DJ)                                                            10am – 9.30pm
    Fri (with late night entertainment)                    10am – 12am 
    Sat                                                                                9am - 12am
    Sun                                                                               9am – 6pm

    Please note: best availability mid-week Monday to Thursday.
    Find out more visitor information.

    Image Credit: Original photography for the Earthling album cover, 1997. Photograph by Frank W Ockenfels 3 © Frank W Ockenfels 3

    *Offer only available at the Tickets & Information Desk, Monday to Friday. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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