ACMI’s Wonderland exhibition is a convergence of digital and analogue celebrating the power of storytelling and the moving image, as afforded by the magical and timeless stories of Lewis Carrol -Wonderland is an exhibition which takes visitors on an immersive journey like no other.
Premiering in 2018 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Wonderland draws together a remarkable selection of behind-the-scenes material, celebrating Alice across time, cultures and media. This entirely original exhibition brings ACMI’s extensive curatorial, technological and creative expertise, together with a leading team of Australian collaborators to create an interactively engaging experience told through the evolution of special effects; from pre-cinema and silent films, to animation, puppetry, live action and CGI.
Designed and built as a series of theatrical environments integrating sound, sets, lighting and immersive technologies, Wonderland inspires exploration and curiosity. Visitors venture through enchanted Carroll inspired story-worlds; as they ‘Fall down the Rabbit hole’, explore the ‘Hallway of Doors’, or take a seat at the ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ – an immersive 3D printed, 360⁰ projection mapped room. Or perhaps engage in the paper-to-digital activity in the Queens Croquet Ground or immerse themselves within the 180⁰-18-screen synchronised video artwork showcasing Alice in popular culture.
Guided by the ‘Lost Map of Wonderland’, visitors can unlock further secrets, stories and riddles.
This innovative and imaginative take on a traditional exhibition guide, the Map incorporates old-style storytelling with hidden NFC digital technology, providing visitors with a companion experience that is surprising, revealing and magical.
Winner of the 2019 Best of GLAMi Awards, Wonderland entices visitors to Fall down the rabbit hole into an enchanted world, where expectations are upended and curiosity is rewarded.
Credits / Image Information
Wonderland exhibition. Images courtesy ACMI.
High ceiling height
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ACMI will work closely with host venues to ensure the exhibition meets local COVID-19 health and safety requirements.
> Artworks, Digital Content & Experiences:
o 200+ never-seen-before original objects and props, cleared for tour;
o 40+ featured moving image, film and TV moments
o 10 immersive environments and playful digital experiences including The Lost Map
o Craft and digital based activities for kids and families
> Design elements: Bespoke theatre sets, furniture and props
> AV & ICT: Equipment and hardware for digital displays and experiences, ready to play clip package, subtitle-ready digital files (some equipment to be provided by Venues)
> The Lost Map: Information to produce and print the Map, infrastructure and technology
> Marketing: comprehensive style guide and approved for tour assets
> Licence & Rights: Exhibition content and digital assets cleared for Venue use
> Merchandising & Publication: access to ACMI bespoke product and the full colour 200+ page exhibition publication produced in collaboration with publishers Thames and Hudson.
> Support: detailed Exhibition Tool Kit, ACMI design, manuals and itemised Content Lists, ACMI Touring staff expertise and onsite support and training during installation and deinstallation
Past and Future Venues
Art Science Museum, Singapore
13 Apr - 22 Sept 2019
Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand
07 Dec 2019 - 08 Mar 2020
> A spectacular central showpiece of the Exhibition - a full room projected VFX experience, giving visitors a seat at the Mad Hatter’s tea party.
> 200+ never-seen-before original objects and props, cleared for tour;
> 40+ featured moving image, film and TV moments
> 10 immersive environments and playful digital experiences including The Lost Map of Wonderland
> Craft and digital based activities for kids and families