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Immerse yourself in Bowie via makeup this weekend

17 Sep 2015

David Bowie fans can channel their idol this weekend, thanks to the Melbourne Polytechnic Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services staff and students.

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September, people who visit the "Total Bowie" special event can have their faces made-up in Bowie's signature "Ziggy Stardust" style in the "Ziggy Me: Bowie Duffy Photoshoot".

"Total Bowie" is part of the "David Bowie is" exhibition at the Australian Centre for Moving Images (ACMI), and is a special weekend of music, performance, films and workshops dedicated to the Thin White Duke.

Our Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services is designed for people who are interested in working as a make-up artist, special make-up effects artist freelance for TV, or as a make-up artist in theatre and film.

ACMI's “David Bowie is” exhibition is a ‘spectacular, multi-sensory exhibition’ that has travelled exclusively from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum to our shores. It features everything a David Bowie fan could hope to find, including costumes, stage set designs, handwritten lyric sheets, rare film, album artwork, photos, video, and much more.

“David Bowie is” runs until 1 November at ACMI. For full details, refer to the ACMI website.

For more information about Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services, please refer our website or phone 03 9269 8933.


Media enquiries should be directed to Melbourne Polytechnic Communications Officer, Anita Coia, on 03 9269 1251 or ua.ud1561448022e.cin1561448022hcety1561448022lopen1561448022ruobl1561448022em@sn1561448022oitac1561448022inumm1561448022oC1561448022

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT) operates across six campuses and five specialist training centres throughout Melbourne. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.