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4 November 2015

More than 199,636  people, including more than 87,800 from outside Victoria, visited David Bowie is at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Presented as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, the exhibition welcomed 87,800 visitors from outside Victoria, in addition to the outstanding local support.

Curated by the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, David Bowie is showcased over 300 objects drawn from Bowie's personal archives, including handwritten lyrics, and album and concert tour designs and art, as well as photographs by Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts. 

Established in 2004, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series has attracted an audience well in excess of 4.3 million people, including more than 340,000 from interstate and overseas, delivering an economic benefit of over $318 million.

The success of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces is testament to the strength of Victoria's major events calendar, the outstanding capability and international reputation of Melbourne's major cultural institutions such as ACMI and the Victorian Major Events Company's Winter Strategy, which layers cultural, sporting and entertainment major events in Winter to drive visitation and economic benefits for Victoria.

ACMI's next exhibition will focus on the work of a video art auteur, with a newly commissioned work featuring Cate Blanchett in a leading role. Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto from Wednesday 9 December and entry is free.

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