Friday, May 07, 2010

Gearing up to be a great winter in Melbourne

Melbourne will have a lot to sing and dance about this winter, aggressively marketing the city as Australia’s cultural hotspot and backing it up with a new line of events, including two of the country’s largest exhibitions.

The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series includes an exclusive showing ofEuropean Masters: Stadel Muesum 19-20th Century at the National Gallery of Victoria, which will feature more than 100 works from 70 of the world’s most influential artists including Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso – to name a few.

For a different type of exhibition, the city will also be home to Tim Burton: The Exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from June 24. The exhibition comes direct from New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where it was one of the three biggest draw cards in the museum’s history.

The Tim Burton Exhibition will feature 700 examples of rare photographs, paintings, drawings, storyboards and costumes from the visionary writer and director of movies including Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice.

New theatre productions are also set to hit the stage in Melbourne, kicking off with London’s popular Mary Poppins musical, Fame – The Musical, West Side Story and Hairspray.

Need a place to stay in Melbourne? Plenty of choices with gay-welcoming accommodations and clubs for after dark. Besides the cultural attractions, there's plenty to do and see in Melbourne and rural Victoria.

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