Wallace And Gromit Are Spending The Summer In Melbourne

Wallace and Gromit

Forty years after Wallace And Gromit first came into our lives, people still love the goofy duo. Now, a Melbourne exhibition celebrating the long-running series has been extended into 2018.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) yesterday announced the exclusive Australian season of Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman will run through January 29, 2018.

Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman

Produced by one of the world’s most successful animation studios in collaboration with Art Ludique-Le Musée, Paris, the exhibition sees fans go behind the scenes on the beloved Wallace and Gromit TV series, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run. On display are original concept drawings and storyboards, along with intricate handmade puppets and sets, like Wallace’s Cracking Contraptions, Gromit’s vegetable garden, and the spectacular five-metre-tall ship from The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman

Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman

In the activity space, visitors can even try their hand at claymation (which we suspect is much harder than it looks) and produce their own animated short film.

Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman

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The exhibition has already proven a hit with Melbourne locals and visitors to the city, with thousands of people having visited already.

Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman

Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman is open at daily the ACMI in Federation Sqaure between 10am and 5pm. Tickets cost $24 per person, $15 for children, or $65 for a family of four.

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(All images courtesy of ACMI)

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