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Including Claymation icons such as Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and many others, Aardman’s Oscar-winning creations have been enchanting and enticing audiences for decades.Take an extraordinary trip through award-winning models, sets and sketches as these beloved characters take shape on the screen, including over 350 unique objects from Aardman’s collection.Wander through 50 authentic film sets, including Gromit’s famous vegetable garden, city streets from Shaun the Sheep movie, the flying machine from Chicken Run and the Spectacular five-meter tall ship from The Pirates. Band of Misfits film, and much more.Dazzling hand crafted plasticine models, character studies, storyboards and more will all be revealed, as well as many never-before-seen treasures such as first drawings and sketches. View extracts from Aardman’s most famous films selected from more than 60 shorts and features, imaginative advertisements and music videos.
Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.
Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.
Keep your eyes peeled for Melbourne's striking modern and historic architecture, and see why the city has become a centre for contemporary design.
Do a modern version of "the block", a century-old form of cruising Melbourne's arcades that takes in cutting-edge artwork, fashion, music and design.
Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.
Explore Aboriginal culture and heritage in Melbourne and surrounds. Take a heritage walk and visit cultural centres, galleries and museums.