Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk views an exhibit at Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk views an exhibit at Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. Gallery of Modern Art

Superheroes battle in new exhibition at GOMA

CAPTAIN America pulls back his arm in readiness to hurl his shield, Iron Man aim his gloves as they charge with the powerful repulsor beam and Thor swings his magic hammer above his head.

The Avengers are ready to charge into battle.

But there's one small problem - you're standing in the way.

Or that's how it feels as visitors, art lovers, comic book geeks and film buffs stroll through the Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane.

Iron Man's 'hulkbuster' suit on display at the Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane.
Iron Man's 'hulkbuster' suit on display at the Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane. Gallery of Modern Art

The exhibition, a universe in itself, occupies the entire ground floor of the gallery and includes original costumes, comic books, props and spectacular set pieces, concept and keyframe art, and clips from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the exhibition was a major coup for the state.

"This exhibition, featuring more than 500 Marvel-related pieces, is exclusive to GOMA and a must-see for local, national and international visitors," Ms Palaszczuk said.

"Objects on display include … a three-metre-tall suit of Iron Man's armour and never-before-seen set pieces from the upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok.

"This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to leverage the success of Queensland's film industry and showcase Queensland's destinations and events to national and international audiences to ultimately increase cultural tourism outcomes."

The exhibition runs until September 3.

Thor's magical hammer Mjolnir at Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane.
Thor's magical hammer Mjolnir at Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane. Gallery of Modern Art

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