The weird and wonderful world of Tim Burton

The Tim Burton exhibition in Pavilion Bukit Jalil is a must-see for anyone who, like myself, is a fan of the acclaimed director’s work. The exhibition, which is on display until the 30th of July 2023, is a comprehensive collection of artwork, sketches, props and other goodies from some of Burton’s most famous films.

The exhibit showcases the breadth and depth of Tim Burton‘s creative talent and provides visitors with an unforgettable glimpse into the mind of one of the most unique and visionary filmmakers of our time.

Horror and humour

Upon entering the exhibit, I was immediately immersed in Burton’s creative universe. The dark and whimsical décor of the exhibit space sets the stage for what is to come. The walls are adorned with portraits of Burton’s iconic characters, including the famous characters from Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Edward Scissorhands. Throughout the exhibition there are over 500 drawings, videos, maquettes, sculptures and props to admire. They are categorised into different sections like figurative works, film characters, and Polaroids.

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For me personally the highlight of the exhibition is the showcase of Burton’s sketches and artwork, which demonstrate his incredible talent for bringing unique and imaginative characters to life. He is truly unique in the way he balances horror and humour. Visitors can see how Tim Burton’s distinctive visual style has evolved throughout his life and truly appreciate the genius of this man who is not only a director but also an animator, a painter, a photographer as well as a writer and story teller.

Attention to detail

An impressive aspect of the Tim Burton exhibition in Pavilion KL is the attention to detail. Every aspect of the exhibit has been carefully curated to create an immersive experience for visitors. From the lighting to the sound effects, everything has been designed to transport visitors into Burton’s fantastical world.

Although some smaller children might find it scary, I would definitely recommend it to older kids. My daughter is 13 and loved it. More on art for kids in KL here in our article about galleries.

I also recommend having a look at the official merchandise items on sale at the pop-up store situated right outside the exhibition venue. You can find a variety of items featuring elements of his work, such as T-shirts, pens, tote bags, notebooks, coasters and more.

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Useful info

The Tim Burton exhibition runs till 30 July 2023 and is open daily from 10am – 10pm (last admission at 9pm). For tickets, please click here.

Address: Lot 2.993.00 (Level 2 Orange Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil, No. 2 Persiaran Jalil 8, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

Please be advised that filming and photography are strictly prohibited inside the exhibition.

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