Space Oddity

Exhibition and Shows

28 Sep 2021 to 10 Oct 2021 Once Only Event

Space Oddity by Tom Buckland
Opening 6pm Friday 20 August

In a typical late nineties living room, lying on the floor and bathed in blue light from a flickering TV, a young Tom Buckland becomes transfixed with science fiction. Many long hours were spent absorbed in these faraway alien fantasy worlds crafting spacesuits and spaceships from toilet rolls, cereal boxes, egg cartons and whatever else could be scavenged. This was the beginning of a lifetime fascination with science fiction, theatre and making. 1968’s seminal science-fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey directed by Stanley Kubrick was one such movie that left a deep impression on a young Buckland. It’s a deeply fascinating and mysterious film, a psychedelic mind-bending journey through space and time in which Kubrick redefined the limits of film-making. In a nostalgic reflection on the multitudes of homemade cardboard starships and moon-bases of his youth, a now slightly taller Buckland will attempt to lovingly rebuild, recreate and refilm this iconic movie entirely within the gallery space. A love letter to science fiction, making and the power of childhood imagination.

Rates

Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

28 Sep 2021 to 10 Oct 2021

Nearby Accommodation

View All
exterior

Canberra City YHA

Canberra

Abode Gungahlin

Abode Gungahlin

Gungahlin, Canberra

Tiger bath

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Weston Creek, Canberra

Hotel Room

Pavilion on Northbourne

Dickson, Canberra

Exterior

Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson

Dickson, Canberra

Property exterior

Leumeah Lodge

Nicholls, Canberra

Contact Us