How strange that only recently my husband and I made a trip to Melbourne to view his exhibition from the V&A, which was visiting from London, at ACME (Australian Centre of Moving Images) in Melbourne; David Bowie Is.
The organisers went to great lengths to make this event as informative, engaging and entertaining as possible. Upon entering the rooms, we were given an audio equipment device with a built-in sound recognition module that turned out to be a fantastic way of interaction between the exhibits and the music associated with them. It created a very important link between Bowie's songs and what inspired him to write them, giving us a great opportunity to better understand the creative process of his enormous talent as an artist, costumer designer, song writer and collaborator with similar creative minds such as Alexander McQueen and Laura Ashley. We spent a good couple of hours wandering amongst the collection of memorabilia, listening to his most renowned songs and admiring the avant-garde of his stage costumes.