Superhero action captured for 2017 world-first Brisbane exhibition

November 25, 2016 by  

Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is bracing itself for a super-human world-first exhibition like no other ever seen at the venue.

The presentation of ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ exhibition will mean Woolloongabba, Queensland residents will not have to venture too far to find out more about the Avengers’ crew.

The Marvel exhibition is being described in gallery catalogues as the “largest ever Marvel presentation in an art museum, worldwide.”

The frenzy created during filming of Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ throughout the CBD, and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor character coming to life on city streets during the past few months, has ignited interest in everything Marvel, according to Queensland Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk.

She described the exhibition as a “huge get” for the city, and said it was made possible by funding of up to $10.8m to acquire blockbusters such as this at Brisbane galleries.

Hosting the exhibition, she added, will give movie and comic book fans a chance to exclusively see items from the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A combination of items from private collections, as well as the official vaults of Marvel Studios, will be on display at the exhibition when it arrives in Brisbane next year.

The Premier said the world first presentation will feature an estimated 300 items including artwork created during its history in comics, which dates back eight decades, as well as original props and costumes from some of the latest Marvel movies.