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Exhibition: Picture Palaces
BY Revelation Perth International Film Festival | 08-Aug-2017
The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is delighted to present our 20th anniversary commission Picture Palaces.
Inspired by the recent Art Deco Society of Western Australia publication Picture Palaces of the Golden Era, published by the National Trust, this visual arts exhibition will pay homage to the evolution of the motion picture show in the West.
In 1896 the city’s first motion picture show was screened to a street audience by projection from a Barrack Street hotel balcony. After several weeks the police tried to close down the enterprise because crowds were blocking the street!
The exhibition concept and design has been driven by a talented ECU Design team who’ve delivered a wonderful space filled with reflections of the past and visions of the future. We invite you to step into one of Perth’s finest examples of 1930’s Art Deco architecture, the Museum of Perth and immerse yourself in our bold exhibition Picture Palaces.