Photo: Charlie Kinross

Wonderland the exhibition and ACMI will see a 'tinsel takeover' with the exciting announcement that multidisciplinary artist and queen of tinsel - Rachel Burke @imakestagram - will come to ACMI during Melbourne Fashion Week.

Thrilled about the occurrence, this is her first Melbourne tinsel takeover.

“I am so excited for my upcoming residency and collaboration with ACMI. Bringing the tinsel takeover to life in Melbourne is an absolute dream come true and I can't wait to show everyone what we have in store!” says Rachel.

Rachel’s tinsel creations have been filmed, shared and loved across Instagram. From Kesha’s larger-than-life tinsel costumes to Splendour in the Grass, Rachel’s craft is the centrepiece of Instagram-able moving image moments. It’s only fitting that she’s joining ACMI down the rabbit hole, taking on pop culture’s greatest and most enduring screen icon, Alice.

ACMI enjoys collaborating with artists across multiple disciplines and Wonderland has been a fertile ground for creators, from our work with Grumpy Sailor designing the 360-degree Wonderland Tea Party projection to digital artist Kate Geck who’s Wonderland-inspired AR artwork will soon appear throughout the streets of Melbourne. Rachel Burke is another example of how one person’s craft can move effortlessly from stage to screen and across the internet,” said ACMI Director & CEO Katrina Sedgwick.

Rachel and ACMI have collaborated to design a glittering calendar of events, treats and bespoke artist creations inspired by ACMI’s ground-breaking exhibition Wonderland.

Rachel’s tinsel takeover of ACMI will include:

Wonderland Late Nights with Honcho Disko


Fri 31 Aug, doors open 6pm

Honcho Disko serves up a smorgasbord of burlesque, circus and drag performances alongside a tinsel takeover by artist Rachel Burke. Rachel will present her Wonderland-inspired capsule collection exclusively at ACMI in a tinsel-drenched guerrilla fashion show. The glitter continues through the night with a performance by artist duo, The Huxleys.

Artist residency

ACMI Future Lab

Wed 5 – Sat 8 Sep. Times are Wed & Thu: 10am – 4pm, Fri: 11am – 6pm, Sat: 10am – 3pm

Meet Rachel in ACMI’s Future Lab where she’ll be bedazzling exclusive, bespoke

Wonderland merchandise for the ACMI Shop.

Meet Rachel: in-store book-signing of new-release Be Dazzling


Sat 8 Sep, 2 –3 pm

Grab a copy of Rachel’s latest book Be Dazzling at her only Melbourne book-signing event. Meet Rachel, talk tinsel, and be inspired to design your own dazzling Wonderland creation. Pre-order Be Dazzling online here or in-store for a chance to win an exclusive piece from Rachel’s Wonderland

capsule collection.

ACMI will also celebrate Melbourne Fashion Week in its Cinemas with Fashion on Film. Rachel Burke’s tinsel takeover of ACMI runs during Melbourne Fashion Week Aug 31 – Sep 8. More info here.


Location: ACMI

Dates: 31 August - 8 September

Times: Times vary for each event

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