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Cleverman

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About the exhibition

Conceived and developed in close consultation with a multidisciplinary Indigenous Advisory Group, led by ACMI’s First Nations curator Kathrine Clarke, a proud Wotjobaluk woman from the Wimmera,  and co-curated by Cleverman concept creator Ryan Griffen and Cleverman production designer Jacob Nash, Cleverman: The Exhibition premiered at ACMI in December 2018.

Cleverman: The Exhibition  celebrates the groundbreaking Australian Indigenous superhero television series Cleverman using props, original sketches and rich audio and video content to provide unique insights into how this incredible series was made. 

The exhibition explores First Nations storytelling, language and creativity, and invites visitors to listen-first and immerse themselves in a powerful and contemporary expression of Indigenous origin stories.

Visitors are welcomed into the Bindawu Spirit listening space to hear the key Dreaming stories that underpin Cleverman. They can explore original props, costumes and character designs by Peter Jackson's WETA Workshop, interviews with the cast and crew and original artwork from the comic book.

This exhibition is suitable for smaller venues and can be adapted to the space you have available.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.

Tour slots are currently available.

Touring Venues: 

  • The Riddoch & Main Corner Complex, Mount Gambier SA  
    14 Mar - 5 May 2020

  • Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, NT
    23 May -  12 Jul 2020

  • Rockhampton Regional Library, QLD
    1 Aug - 8 Sept 2020

  • Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Moreton Bay, QLD
    25 Sept - 7 Dec 2020

  • Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Corindi, NSW
    19 Dec 2020 - 21 Feb 2021

  • The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW
    6 Mar - 20 Apr 2021

  • Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
    22 May - 11 Jul 2021

  • Orange Regional Museum, NSW
    24 Jul - 3 Oct 2021

  • National Museum of Australia, Canberra, ACT 
    21 Oct 2021 - 13 Feb 2022

  • Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga, NSW 
    5 Mar - 29 May 2022

Inside the exhibition

About the show

Cleverman stormed onto ABC TV in 2016 as a dystopian sci-fi with a difference. With a predominantly Indigenous cast and senior crew, the series explores a series of Aboriginal origin stories in a contemporary context, with political nuance touching on themes of class, racism and power.

Cleverman is available to stream or download on Google Play and YouTube, and is intermittently available on ABC iView.