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David Bowie is: a sneak peek

David Bowie needs no introduction. He has spent over 50 years creating, inventing, performing and writing. He has influenced countless artists and brought joy, curiosity and intrigue to the lives of fans all over the world. Today,  David Bowie is opens at ACMI–an exhibition showcasing Bowie’s career, including over 50 legendary costumes, stage set designs, handwritten lyric sheets and more. We were able to have a sneak peek of this already heavily booked show and have a few pics* to whet your appetite.

Sketches from Bowie's teenage years in London

Sketches from Bowie’s youth in suburban London


Early Bowie

Early Bowie


The Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit, designed by Freddie Burretti (1972.)

The Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit; designed by Freddie Burretti (1972)


The many faces of David Bowie are explored in this exhibition

The many faces of David Bowie are explored in this exhibition


A handwritten note from the legendary Jim Henson who Bowie worked with on Labyrinth

A handwritten note from the legendary Jim Henson who Bowie worked with on Labyrinth


Examples of some of Bowie's paintings

Examples of some of Bowie’s paintings


Costumes - Including the infamous, Alexander McQueen Union Jack coat which was designed in collaboration with David Bowie.

Costumes include the infamous, Alexander McQueen Union Jack coat, designed in collaboration with David Bowie


David Bowie is opens Thursday 16 July and runs in all its glory at ACMI until Sunday 1 November. As well as the exhibition, there will be film screenings, talks, live music and more.

*Photos do not do this exhibition justice–it must be seen, heard and experienced!