Ziggy Stardust will return to Australia next year in the form of a blockbuster touring exhibition, ‘David Bowie Is’, which will be making its way to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne in July 2015.
The exhibition covers David Bowie‘s diverse 50-year career and was curated by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. It was received with rave reviews and sell-out crowds of over 311,000 people when it launched in London in March last year.
While Bowie himself is not directly involved in the project, the exhibition features more than 300 items from his personal archives including 60 costumes, photos, letters, records, books, art and music all set against a hi-tech visual experience.
The Australian leg of the exhibition will also take a special look at Bowie’s time on Australian soil since his first tour here in 1978. Bowie famously shot the videos for two of his most beloved tracks “Let’s Dance” and “China Girl” in Australia in 1983.
“The show really demonstrates Bowie’s connection with so many different areas of culture,” Emma McRae, the show’s Australian curator told The Guardian. “It looks at how he relates to music, musicals, theatre and mime, as well as film and the moving image – he works across all those areas. And it looks like he’s kept everything.”
David Bowie Is will be at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from 16th July to 1st November, 2015. Tickets go on sale this November. See more details here.