^ Me at the Beetlejuice display. Photographed by Charlotte Tizzard © 2010
Curators and Directors of the ACMI and MoMA of New York from which the exhibition has travelled from, as well as the man himself, legendary award winning film director Tim Burton. After the introductory speeches there was a small 10 minute Q and A with Burton. "I didn't grow up in a museum culture, very interative nature of things, exciting, I am very happy to be here." Burton states. "I didn't realise I saved so much stuff, I never really look at it, I sort of stuff stuff into draws. It was like an archilogical dig." The ACMI director was also pleased with the creatures that were taken onto the streets on the exterior of the building itself.
^ Tim Burton with ACMI Director Tony Sweeney at the ACMI Media Event. Photographed by Charlotte Tizzard © 2010
The exhibition was such a whimsical journey, with a collection from Burtons personal archive and his studio plus pieces from private collections. It is broken up into three key areas, and entwined together in bold colors with framed sketches covering the walls, as well as props and figurines, sculptures and costumes from such greats as Batman, and the newly popular 2010 Alice in Wonderland. Screens around the space also showed early animation work and snippets from the major films like Batman, Mars Attacks and The Nightmare Before Christmas.