Thank God the Silver K Gallery in Armadale, Melbourne has extended its “It All Started with a Mouse: The Art of Walt Disney” exhibition til Sunday 8th August, as I would have missed it.
I will definitely be trekking out to 1092 High Street to check out original production drawings and cells, hand painted limited edition works, sericels and giclees of Mickey Mouse and some of Disney’s other famous animations, like Peter Pan, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty, as well as my favourites, Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King and Toy Story.
As I have champagne taste on a beer budget, so I won’t be buying, but for those who count buying art as a weekend pastime, more power to you!
In other Disney news, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the abovementioned films, as well as others, in December. As a Disney diehard, I will be there, bawling my eyes out to “A Whole New World” (Aladdin), “Beauty & the Beast” (Beauty & the Beast, duh!) and “Colours of the Wind” (Pocahontas).