Posted by Caitlin McAtomney
15. Jun, 2012
|June 17, 2012|
The dandiest thing about animated films is that these days, pretty much anything goes. In the modern world of animation, dudes with genital problems, bad-ass bears, inappropriate uses for meat, inebriated puppets, creepy politicians and a ‘what’s what’ of weird sex are all equally legitimate subjects as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Yep, even the most whacky and taboo aspects of humanity and society seem approachable when delivered through a cleverly-crafted animation. Genius!
From the simple to the sophisticated, to the truly bizarre, Melbourne International Animation Festival offers a plethora of sensory pleasures and an opportunity to experience the artist’s hand in an immediate and visceral way. With films, forums and workshops, this is an eight-day showcase of the human capacity for imagination and innovation. Check your preconceptions at the door.
WHEN: Sunday 17 June – Sunday 24 June
WHERE: ACMI, Federation Square
Melbourne based fashion brand LIMB strives to create garments that challenge the consumerist fast-fashion that our society has become so prone to.
Ophelia: The Timeless Woman displays outfits representing Ophelia as she would look through the ages.
The NGV are celebrating the lagacy of Catherine The Great with a collection of artworks depicting this fascinating woman.
The VIC 100 has expertly-curated wines you must try at Federation Square.
The Aussies and Kiwis battle it out over who makes the best craft beer.
Prahran Market's Spring Lamb Festival will get people who hate the cold springing into action.