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 Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman



From Wallace & Gromit to Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run, Aardman's claymation creations have been enchanting audiences for over four decades.

In ACMI's latest exhibition, take an extraordinary trip from sketches and models through to elaborate sets as these beloved characters take shape on screen. Highlighting over 350 objects from Aardman's most amazing animations, celebrate the Oscar-winning studio's unique artistic vision.

Wander among Wallace's cracking contraptions along with over 50 authentic film sets, including Gromit's famous vegetable garden, city streets from Shaun the Sheep the Movie, the flying machine from Chicken Run and the spectacular five-metre tall ship from The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Hand-crafted plasticine models, concept drawings, character studies, storyboards and production design are all revealed, including never-before-seen treasures like the first ever drawings of Wallace & Gromit and the rocket from A Grand Day Out.

It will be a grand outing for the family, animation aficionados and art lovers alike, with activities and displays illuminating the incredible intricacy, humour and artistry of the studio. View extracts of Aardman's most famous films selected from more than 60 shorts and features, imaginative advertisements and music videos.


Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square
Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

03 8663 2200

Dates and times

29/06/2017 to 29/10/2017

Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm

Open daily


Full $24, family $65, concession $20, child $15, member $19


Book online

03 8663 2200

Payment method accepted



All major cards

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


All ages



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