STAR WARSTM Identities launches in Sydney this November
Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars? Are you a Yoda or more of a Darth Vader? Fans of the galactic series will be given the opportunity to discover the forces that shape them and the Star Wars character they most identify with in STAR WARS TM Identities, This interactive adventure into the Star Wars galaxy will premier in Australia at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney on Friday 16 November, 2018.
STAR WARS Identities is designed for visitors of all ages and uses technology and expertise in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, and biochemistry, interwoven with a collection of over 200 original artefacts, costumes, and props from the Lucasfilm archives, to lead Star Wars fans on a personal Identity Quest.
Visitors will be invited to explore their own identity and learn about the forces that shape them as they move through a series of interactive stations. Each station will provide insights that help museum guests define a unique Star Wars character that they create and meet at the end of the exhibition. Will your choices lead you on a path to the dark side of the Force? Are you a Wookiee Jedi Knight? Or maybe an Ewok with fighter-pilot skills?
Along the way rare treasures from the Lucasfilm archives and original costumes, props, models and artworks will be on display, giving a behind the scenes look at the movie-making process. There's BB-8, R2-D2, the Millennium Falcon, Yoda from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™, Darth Vader's suit from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™, plus so much more!
Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (MAAS) Director of Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions, Peter Denham said the exhibition is an opportunity to delve beyond the films and memorabilia.
"STAR WARS Identities celebrates a core focus of ours – the intersection of imagination and technology – and is a wonderful opportunity for generations of fans to share their love of the film franchise through an exciting and interactive exhibition experience. Star Wars is an iconic and enduring cultural phenomenon and we're incredibly pleased to be the exclusive venue for this Australian premiere exhibition," Mr Denham said.
The first chance to experience STAR WARS TM Identities will be at MAASive Lates: Galaxies on Thursday 15 November. This special adults-only night will feature space experts and activities, a Zero Gravity Space lab, prizes for the best costumes and an exclusive opportunity to experience the exhibition before it opens to the public.
Developed and produced by X3 Productions in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the exhibition has been secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, in partnership with the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (MAAS).
STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition will open at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney on 16 November 2018 and run until 10 June 2019. Tickets are now on sale for sessions through to the end of February 2019 at ticketek.com.au
STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition
When 16 November 2018 – 10 June 2019
Where Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Price $23 Child, $32 Concession, $36 Adult and $95 Family (includes general admission)
Maasive Lates: Galaxies
When: 15 November, 2018
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Price: Museum entry free. Exhibition ticketed.