Brisbane is bringing comic books to life at the Marvel Exhibition this winter. If you find yourself on Brisbane tours during this time, you might want to head along to find out all about the backstories of your favourite characters.
Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe will be on show at the Gallery of Modern Art and takes the title of the very first major Marvel exhibition in the country – and the largest ever to be shown in an art museum. Organised and put together by the Queensland Art Gallery and Marvel Entertainment, the show will only be available to see in Brisbane.
Behind closed doors, you can follow the story, ideas, and concepts behind the likes of Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawkeye, as well as their numerous allies and enemies as the show takes you on a journey from comic to cinema screen. Throughout the exhibition, you can learn more about the interconnectedness of the films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and discover hidden secrets about your favourite characters and plotlines.
With over 500 artworks from the expansive archives and private collections of Marvel, you can see some of the franchise’s most famous props, including Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, and Iron Man’s armour.
When put alongside the original comic books, the films come to life as dynamic works of art in this exhibition. On show, there are more than 60 of the original costumes from the best-loved films, as well as more than 150 props and set pieces from the latest Thor film that have never been seen before by the public.
As you wander around the exhibits, you’ll pick up fascinating details about Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and the Avengers when they work as a team, and dive into some of Marvel’s other key comics, like Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
The exhibition itself has been curated by QAGOMA and provides visitors with the chance to get an encompassing look at all things Marvel, particularly at how the iconic comic books have been turned seamlessly into blockbuster films. This all comes together in a fine show of set designs, storyboards, pre-visualisations, costumes, and props. And, if that wasn’t enough, look out for the interactive elements throughout the exhibition that let you delve even deeper into the magnificent Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The exhibition takes place from the 27th May 2017 to the 3rd September 2017.