Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Queensland, Australia
27 May – 3 September 2017

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe would follow Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and their comrades and adversaries from comic book page to cinema screen in the first major Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum. The exhibition would use original artwork, film props, costumes and the moving image to bring to life the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe which also features characters such as Hulk, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

“The exhibition experience will be all encompassing and extend into GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque with a retrospective of the Marvel Cinematic Universe of films.” Chris Saines CNZM, QAGOMA Director

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe will draw from the collection of Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment and private collections.It will give significant focus to the creative artists who translate the drawn narrative to the screen through production design and storyboarding, costume and prop design, and special effects and postproduction, on a series which has redefined the cinematic super hero. Thor’s hammer, Iron Man’s suit of armour and Captain America’s shield will be among the 300 plus objects, films, costumes, drawings and other ephemera presented in the exhibition.

“The power of Marvel lies in its broad appeal and how it connects with people of all ages. It’s wonderful that Queensland, QAGOMA and Marvel could bring this exhibition, the largest of its kind, to the people of Australia.” Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand

Curated by QAGOMA’s Associate Curator Australian Cinémathèque Amanda Slack-Smith.
‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ is organised by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. The exhibition has received additional support from the Queensland Government though Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Arts Queensland.

Rodney Fuentabella / Keyframe for Captain America: Civil War 2016 / © 2016 MARVEL