becomes the centre of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- 1 July 2017
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hammer (Mjolnir) on stand, from the 2011 Thor film.
It forms part of a new exhibition at GOMA of more
than 500 costumes, props and sets form Marvel films.
Studios is giving Queenslanders a peek behind its
warehouse doors in a new exhibition at the Gallery
of Modern Art, displaying more than 500 costumes,
sets and props from its many films.
on Saturday, the Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe
exhibition is the largest Marvel exhibit ever staged
and includes set pieces from Thor: Ragnarok as well
as objects never seen by the public before.
physical production manager Alexis Auditore said the
movie studio was excited to be part of the large exhibition.
showcasing a lot of props and costumes that have never
actually been seen by the public," she said.
very excited about having people come in and see our
world, a world that's sort of been kept behind a warehouse
door for years now."
Amanda Slack-Smith said there are some thrilling objects
in the exhibition.
of the standouts are really big moments that people
will love, and others that are just gorgeous pieces,"
of those big moments is the Asguardian throne room,
which will feature in the Queensland-filmed Thor:
Ragnarok when it opens in November.
said getting that piece into the gallery was a "feat
think people will really love that, there's such a
weight and presence to that," she said.
piece from the upcoming Thor movie is the Hulk's enormous
said it was amazing seeing those set pieces set up
without the hustle and bustle of the film crew around
these pieces are larger than life, the moment I saw
them was amazing, I physically gasped at how fantastic
these pieces looked again," she said.
said they were able to alter the timing so the show
would be on before Thor: Ragnarok's cinematic debut,
so it would be the first chance for people to see
the set pieces.
aside, the smaller items in the exhibition will also
also very excited about what they've done with the
Doctor Strange costumes, and how they've chosen to
display those," Auditore said.
said one of her favourite pieces in the exhibition
is a bust of Groot, from the first Guardians of the
these busts are made to be brought onto set so they
can test lighting, and then the characters are CGIed
in," she said.
what I love is they're so passionate about how they
make these: it has wood texturing, it's painted, it
has moss on it, it's this beautifully crafted bust
that nobody's ever seen."
of the behind the scenes section of the exhibition,
Slack-Smith said it was a great way to "pull
apart just how everything goes together".
exhibition has interactive elements, which include
sound mixing, playing with a green screen and working
with 3-D models.
will also screen four Marvel Studio films, including
Iron Man and the Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
said the gallery had to negotiate with Marvel about
which pieces it could use, as most props were used
in multiple films.
really lucky they've actually frozen all these things
for the show for the length of time," she said.
just loved the fact they're not dusty on the shelves."
said Marvel were happy to have been involved.
personally be working with Amanda Slack-Smith and
her curating staff for over a year now trying to find
the best pieces for them to display," she said.
has been a great partner as has Screen Queensland
and we're very excited to be here and be a part of
Creating the Cinematic Universe opens at the GOMA
on May 27 and runs until September 3. For more information
head to the GOMA