The David Bowie Bolt

Jul 2015 The David Bowie Bolt

PROJECT: ACMI – ‘The Big Thing – David Bowie Is… Exhibition

Twice a year, ACMI present an extraordinary International Standard Exhibition at Fed Square. As part of the exhibition the team at ACMI need to produce 1 particularly stunning sculptural based artwork to promote the exhibition, it is known as ‘The Big Thing’. This Season ACMI are presenting the David Bowie Is… Exhibition. ACMI approached Impress PM to develop ‘The Big Thing’ in line with the exhibition as well as the restrictions for placing anything on the façade of the Fed Square buildings.

The Solution
After a lot of discussion and research into the materials of the Fed Square Building and the framing structure, we were able to find a solution to provide a bit of extra sparkle for the ‘David Bowie is…’ Exhbition, we created a giant shimmering bolt to adorn ACMI’s Flinders Street entrance! Utiliszing 16,060 hand applied Shimmmer Discs [which were imported from the UK] We were able to mount a 7 metre tall ‘David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust’ Lightning Bolt to the Glass above the entrance. Not only has the mammoth Sculpture provided a unique talking point for the City of Melbourne, but it has also become a star across social media as thousands of Bowie fans flock to ACMI and take a selfie with ‘The Big Thing’.

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