Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Almost the end of October still cold,cloudy,rainy weather in Melbourne. One fine day at the weekend, took a train into Flinders Street Station for some more sightseeing in Melbourne city starting at Federation Square (opposite Flinders Street Station). If you’re a visitor don’t forget to stop off at the Tourist Information Centre at Federation Square for a route map of city sightseeing on the Tourist Shuttle Bus or City Circle Tram. Both are free services for tourists and visitors and will take you within easy walking distance of your destination.
Today I started my city sightseeing at the ACMI Centre or Australian Centre for the Moving Image. If photography and films interest you, you can easily enjoy spending a couple of hours here seeing all the great exhibits on the history of the moving image, going forward to the latest screen based art.
Mad Max Movie
One display of note is the limited edition 1973 black Ford XB Falcon Hardtop, driven by Mad Max (Mel Gibson) in the exhilarating car chase of that movie. The history of Australian films and the epic rise to international recognition is something Aussies can be proud of.
Interactive Displays and activities
Many interactive displays and activities are available for children and teenagers to enjoy at the ACMI centre, as well as interesting and educational exhibitions. Entry is free for adults and children which I find pretty amazing for the size and quality of the exhibition.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image incorporates three other special exhibitions. Tickets can be purchased for these on-line.
Brunch at the ACMI Lounge
The ACMI Lounge is great for a late breakfast or a tasty lunch, good coffee and all is reasonably priced. The Lounge open daily and closes late,very handy after you have enjoyed a few hours browsing the exhibits.
Hosier Lane Street Art
My next stop for city sightseeing a visit to Hosier Lane along with its ‘anabranch’ Rutledge Lane. It lies opposite the entrance to the Atrium at Federation Square between Flinders Lane and Flinders Street, running parallel with Russel Street. Hosier Lane is a blue-stone cobbled vehicular and pedestrian lane-way and has become a popular landmark in Melbourne for a display of street art. Hosier Lane featured in some state-sponsored tourism advertising campaigns. It has even been used as a photography background for fashion and wedding shoots.
Apart from the urban art display Hosier Lane is also known for its upmarket cocktail lounges including Misty and MoVida. An open air cooking session with MoVida’s chef Frank Camorra on Masterchef Australia – Season 2, showcased the lane as a major Melbourne attraction.
Street Art Revamp
Announced on 8th November 2013, this iconic lane-way area is in for a revamp from the community’s finest street artists. Over fifty artists are blacking out the walls and re-spraying with their own street art. The plan is to complete the project in two stages over a three-week period.
Street Art in Rutledge Lane – Melbourne City Centre.
Rutledge lane adjoins Hosiery Lane and also features street art. Rutledge lane is included in the revamp of Hosier Lane. Couldn’t help notice the sinister piece of art work below, behind the bars.
Follow me for more city sightseeing around Melbourne….
- Melbourne City tours & cheapest travel around CBD
- Places to visit Melbourne City Australia
- TITANIC:The Artefact Exhibition Melbourne Museum
- Flinders Street Station Melbourne City
- My Favourite Places to Visit Despite the Melbourne Weather
- Skydeck 88 Experience
- Melbourne Attractions
- The Melbourne Zoo
- visit Milawa gourmet region NE victoria milawa cheese company
- Yarra Valley vines grape-vines National Park
- Lake Eildon and Goulburn Valley vineyards and houseboats
- Caves of kampong trach kampot caves
- Tonle (lake) Bati – Hindu Temple of Phnom Chisor
- Dinkelsbuhl – Medieval fortifications
- Rothenburg – a beautiful medieval town
- Traditional homes country Cambodia
- Temple of Ta Prohm Takeo
- A Mekong cruise on the mighty Mekong River