WARRNAMBOOL’S “invaders” are leaving for another part of the planet, but have left their mark after attracting 10,000 people to the city’s art gallery.
The collection of about 50 pieces of props and costumes from famous science-fiction movies and television series was flown in from the UK late last year for Australia’s only showing.
Invasion! opened in Warrnambool on December 1 and closed on Sunday after an extended season, drawing viewers from across the globe.
“We are really happy with the response,” said gallery director John Cunningham.
“Our objective was to make Warrnambool a cultural destination in summer and we certainly achieved that.
“It opens the door for other major exhibitions.
“This type of show normally takes up to two years to arrange and we did it in a few months.”
Invasion! brought a new sector of patrons to the gallery and fits in with a new five-year strategy to involve the community more.
The gallery space will be taken up by other exhibitions, including displays marking the Warrnambool Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary.