Beings by Universal Everything: Meet the Curious Characters at ACMI

Get ready for a playful family adventure this winter at ACMI! From Wednesday 22 May to Sunday 29 September 2024, the world premiere exhibition Beings by Universal Everything is bringing its magic to Melbourne. 

This interactive exhibition, filled with vibrant and playful digital art, is perfect for families looking for exciting things to do with kids in the city this winter.

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What is Beings?

Beings is an enchanting exhibition featuring 13 artworks, including four new ones, from Universal Everything’s 20-year career. 

This international art and design collective is known for creating captivating digital creatures using cutting-edge technology. Their work has been showcased worldwide, from Seoul to New York – and Beings is their first time in Melbourne. 

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Interactive Fun for the Whole Family

At Beings, you’ll meet an array of curious characters born from code. These digital artworks come to life through your movements, dances, and play – so kids can see their actions transform into mesmerising creatures on large-scale screens.

It’s a technological experience that promises fun, surprises, heart and soul!

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Beings Program of Activities

In addition to the main exhibition, Beings features a suite of public programs throughout winter. 

Families can enjoy late nights, a contemporary dance series, school holiday activities, and ACMI Preschoolers – interactive, movement, and play-based sessions for children aged three to five years. 

These activities ensure there’s something for every age, making ACMI a top destination for family outings.

ACMI also offers education resources that provide practical ideas for primary and secondary teachers focusing on character design, imaginative writing, and playful creative arts activities.

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Universal Everything ACMI Exhibition FAQs

When is the exhibition running?

Beings runs from May 22 to September 29, 2024, in ACMI’s Gallery 4. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 19, with early access for ACMI Members and school groups.

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What age is Beings suitable for?

All ages are welcome.

How long should I spend at Beings?

The suggested visit duration is 60 mins.

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Can I bring a pram into Beings?

You will need to park your pram at the entrance of Beings.

How I do get to ACMI?

ACMI is located in Fed Square, Melbourne. It’s easily accessible by public transport, and there’s ample paid parking nearby.

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Need to Know

Beings by Universal Everything


Federation Square

Melbourne, VIC, Australia 300

Wednesday 22 May – Sunday 29 Sep 2024

10am – 5pm daily


Full $20

Under 35s $15

Concession $10

ACMI Member $10

Student $10

Child (4–15) $7

Child under 4


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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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