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A Grand Day Out! Go and see Wallace & Gromit at ACMI

by Claire Farley (follow)
Writer, youth worker, full time mum of 2 under 4. www.clairefarley.co.uk
Every Christmas growing up in England we would look forward to the latest animation from Aardman and it seemed like every year they got better and better!

From A Grand Day Out to The Wrong Trousers, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep, these beautiful creations are both amazing physical works of art and brilliant stories that both honour and parody British culture simultaneously.

So really we couldn't miss the latest ACMI exhibition entitled 'Wallace & Gromit and Friends, The Magic of Aardman'. You may or may not be familiar with the first thing you see on entry - the creature comforts adverts I remember from childhood where animals behave and speak in a slightly caricatured but brilliantly satirical fashion direct to the camera as though they are being interviewed. Hilarious!

Nick Park's Sketch Book


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The exhibition takes you on a journey through the years of pencil drawn pictures to the careful design and creation of sets straight from your favourite aardman adventures.

Gromit in the garden


With excerpts from the films projected onto the walls alongside 3D models of characters it's a great experience that highlights Aardman's skill in animation.

Shaun the Sheep


Gain insight into how film makers bring these wonderful worlds to life using lighting and stop motion animation and see some larger set pieces (I won't spoil it for you) that really are impressive. Inspired with their many great productions you can even make your own in the Studio at the end of the exhibition!

Studio Claystation


There are people to help and different sets to use and my two year old took the photos whilst I moved the clay 'actors' we'd made around so it's really very accessible for the inexperienced! Then share your creations on social media and who knows? Maybe your film will go viral and make you your millions! Not sure ours will but it was fun all the same!

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I highly recommend this exhibition!

Wallace & Gromit and Friends

Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne
When: On till 29 January 2018


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