Friday, May 3

Cultural Afternoon

Hollywood Costume

Mum and I visited ACMI today and its the first time I've been in there. We didn't have a huge amount of time so we only did the Hollywood Costume exhibition - I must go back and have a bit of a look round at the rest of it. The Costume exhibition was actually one of the best displayed fashion exhibitions I have ever seen. The costumes were all on appropriately sized dummies and the lay out was well themed but the absolute best bit was how they used technology. 
Each costume had a screen - like an ipad or bigger, with the face of the character in the costume. This really made the outfit and film come to life. There were interviews and information using technology. Some of the highlights were Marilyn Monroes white subway dress and Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's dress - above. Both were so incredibly tiny. But we couldn't stay long because we had to rush off to the Gallery. 

 Alexander was there again this week with the Gateways program and today they were enacting the painting behind them - as Cleopatra and Mark Antony. The rest are dresed as guests to the banquet. They learnt history behind the painting, the reason behind the meeting and their relationship. Xandy loves this stuff.

It was such a lovely setting to see the kids enact the painting. They really enjoyed it and so did we!

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