2013 Evangelion Art Exhibition Touring Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne, April - June

Mar 14th 2013


MELBOURNE, Friday, 15 March 2013: Madman Entertainment presents, in conjunction with NTV Films, Groundworks and the Japan Foundation Sydney, the 2013 EVANGELION ART EXHIBITION Australian Tour.

With exhibition partners, The Arts Centre Gold Coast and No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, this exclusive exhibition will offer anime/manga, sci-fi and pop culture fans of all ages a unique and extensive insight into how the famed EVANGELION animated films were created – showcasing a collection of original concept and production art, character drawings and other key artefacts that provide a rare and fascinating glimpse at the behind the scenes artistry of Japanese anime film production.

A variety of rare and valuable EVANGELION books, tapestries and other items will also be on display at the exhibition and a limited selection of EVANGELION: 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO merchandise will be available for purchase. These items were previously only available in Japan in conjunction with the cinema campaign for EVANGELION: 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO and are exclusive to the EVANGELION ART EXHIBITION TOUR.

The exhibition will be on display at the Arts Centre Gold Coast from 17th April – 5th May, followed by Sydney at the Japan Foundation Gallery from May 10th – May 18th (Open Monday – Saturdays, 11am-4pm), and finally in Melbourne at No Vacancy Gallery from May 27th – June 9th.

For more information on the EVANGELION ART EXHIBITION TOUR, visit madman.com.au/eva.


About EVANGELION:

In the EVANGELION films (thus far, in Australia, comprising EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE and EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE), fourteen year old Shinji Ikari is called to Tokyo-3 by his estranged father, who heads up a secret government agency in charge of the development of a gigantic humanoid weapons system designed to fight alien invaders called Angels.

Despite the emotional burden of not having seen his father in 8 years, Shinji is enlisted to pilot the giant artificial human Eva Unit One. In the explosive ongoing storyline full of brutal action and primal emotion, Shinji becomes a key member of a group of young pilots tasked time and time again with manoeuvring their towering cyborg Eva Units into combat against a relentless, deadly and disturbing enemy.

The third film of the series, EVANGELION: 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO premiered in Japan in November, 2012 and stayed in the Mojo Box Office charts for 13 weeks. The film was also nominated for a Japan Academy Prize.

Australian screening details for EVANGELION: 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO to be confirmed.


About MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT:

Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman's capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.

Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia's largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.

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