Marvel at this superhero exhibition in Brisbane

Some of the world’s most-loved superheroes from the Marvel universe have come to life in an exclusive exhibition at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art

The Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition is on display until 3 September, and is the first Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia – featuring original costumes and comic books, props and spectacular set pieces, concept and keyframe art, and clips from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films.

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk described it as a major coup for Queensland and will attract pop culture lovers, film buffs and many devoted national and international Marvel fans.


“This exhibition, featuring more than 500 Marvel-related pieces, is exclusive to GOMA and a must-see for local, national and international visitors,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Objects on display include more than 60 original costumes including a three-metre-tall suit of Iron Man’s armour and never-before-seen set pieces from the upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe would occupy the entire ground floor of GOMA.

“Visitors will engage with the rich fictional world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe through three thematic sections, ‘The Cinematic Assembled’, ‘Decoding the Universe’ and ‘Behind the Scenes’, and a number of hands-on interactives,” Mr Saines said.

During the exhibition a complete retrospective of MCU films will screen in the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, and a Marvel Up Late series will be presented every Friday evening from 28 July to 1 September.

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