|Tim Burton in front of some of his art work in Melbourne, Australia: New Zealand Herald|
When Tim Burton descended the steps to the Melbourne exhibition of his lifetime's work, the first thing he said was, "It's dark. I like it".
Currently in residence at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Tim Burton: The Exhibition has already seen over 100,000 tiptoe across the darkened threshold to peer wide-eyed at the creative genius of this rock-star director.
If you ever wanted a glimpse at the inside of Burton's mind, this is your chance. The ACMI exhibition, curated in collaboration with the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and assisted by Burton himself, traces the creative progression of the filmmaker's life. This is a map not only dotted with the successes of his directing life, but with a flourishing vision of an undeniably artistic one.
And it's attracting all sorts: elderly couples linger over the Edward Scissorhands topiary; slick-haired schoolboys loiter around Mars Attacks! alien brains; and Goths float drawing to drawing.
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