David Bowie Is – the retrospective exhibition first shown at London’s V&A in 2013 – is to head to Australia.
The exhibition was originally shown in London from March 2013 and received a sell-out run during which time more than 300,000 people attended the show. Since then, it has moved around the world, being shown in Toronto, Chicago Sao Paulo and Berlin.
The newest stop to be added to the tour will be the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, where the exhibition will show from July 2015. Between now and then, David Bowie Is will call at Paris and the Netherlands.
A film centred around the Victoria & Albert Museum’s David Bowie exhibition, titled David Bowie Is Happening Now, is also being proposed for a global cinema release later this year.
Geoffrey Marsh, Director of Theatre and Performance at the museum, recently discussed the wider release of the film, which was previously shown on one day only to coincide with the final day of the exhibition last August, Marsh said: “We were very pleased about the way it went, we had 200 screenings of it in Britain from Cornwall to the north of Scotland and sold about 35,000 tickets. At the time we didn’t know if we wanted to do it more broadly and we’ve been looking at that over the last few months because we’d very much like to release it globally at some point in the future. We’re currently working on that, but we haven’t got a date yet.”