On Tuesday, 22 August, Year 10 students studying Film, Television and New Media visited the Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane. It is the first major Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia, and the largest ever presented in an art museum.
Students were able to see original artwork, film props, and costumes, and interact with the exhibits. The exhibition brought to life the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe with characters including Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Black Panther, to name a few.
The exhibition follows Marvel heroes from comic book page to cinema screen. The content for the exhibition is drawn from private collections, and past and present Marvel Studios’ films, including the currently in–production Thor: Ragnarok. The exhibition significantly focuses on the Marvel comic artists, and the development teams who translate the drawn narrative to the screen through production design and storyboarding, costume and prop design, special effects, and post-production. This was particularly relevant to our students, who use the same pre and post-production planning tools as the Marvel’s production crew.
Andrew Sole – Head of Outdoor Education