When we launched our Burton Wonderland Gallery back in May, we asked for your help to put together a fantastical online collection of Burton-inspired artwork, to accompany the Tim Burton exhibition at ACMI.
From paintings to photographs, collage to sculpture, drawings to costume design, we received 300 amazing and original artworks, reflecting the spirit and aesthetic of Burton.
Tim Burton graciously agreed to help us select his favourites from the abundance of artwork we received.
“I’ve been really impressed with the quality of work that I’ve seen in the In a Burton Wonderland online gallery. The artworks are so varied and interesting that it made it very hard to choose the top ten. All the artists who submitted work to ACMI should be really proud of their creations,” said Tim.
Here are the fourteen that particularly caught Tim’s eye (click to view full version).
We then threw it open to you, to vote for an overall favourite. This was always going to be an interesting exercise – what would the general public favour from the diverse group of works on display?
Unfortunately, one of the artworks was unfairly targeted by spam voting, and had to be removed from the poll. Our sincere apologies go to the artist.
In this situation, it is impossible for us to determine an overall favourite, as we had originally thought we might. Thanks to everyone who voted. Our apologies to you too. We’re sure the artists got a thrill out of your votes.
So in lieu of an overall fave, we declare all of the works to be worthy of the top honours, and congratulate the artists on being given the nod by Mr Burton.
We’ll be sending each of the finalist artists a (now sold out) Tim Burton exhibition catalogue as a thank you for their energy and creativity throughout this process.
Congratulations to everyone who submitted their work and made the gallery such a weird and wonderful place to visit. You can view all of the artworks on ACMI’s Flickr.