The first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie, this exhibition explores his collaborations with artists and designers from fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film. We were mesmorised to see more than 60 costumes from his stage performances from Ziggy Stardust bodysuits to Aladdin Sane tour costumes as well as original hand written lyrics and musical scores.
Walking through the exhibition the audio guide gave us insights into his breakthrough into the music industry with Space Oddity (as well as a chance to dance along to some of our favourite hits!) and see the amazing costumes in the context of their videos and what was going on inside Bowie’s head.
The highlight of the day though had to be the performance room! With all walls covered by video screens showing pivotal performances throughout Bowie’s career (seriously we could have sat and watched all day!) they eventually faded away to reveal walls full of stage costumes throughout the years. Walking out we were a little bit dazed and overwhealmed by what we’d just seen…well worth a visit before it closes on 11th August.
Tickets cost £14 and are available to buy from the exhibition in advance or on the day.