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Despite being what feels like universes away from the rest of the world, Australia never falls short of exhibitions to feed our cultured, creative hearts.

If you have annual leave dates yet to use and diary pages yet to fill, 2018 is packed with large-scale art exhibits. Here’s a round-up of the best ones happening across the East Coast, Adelaide and Hobart. Get booking.

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Meet Josh.

He’s 18. He might live in Adelaide, and he might look, talk and move like someone you know. Modelled after a real person, Josh invites you to consider what makes us human versus machine.

Is he a machine? Is he human? Is he a machine based on a real person or a person replicating a machine?

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If you’re a fan of DJs, bands and live art performances, (who isn’t?) make sure not to miss Wonderland Late Nights centred around ACMI’s Wonderland exhibition.

You’re invited to tumble down the rabbit hole on the last Friday of the month running now until September.

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These are some of the arresting, challenging and sometimes uncomfortable creations you’ll find at MOD. The Museum of Discovery – which opens this Friday – is the latest addition to North Terrace’s changing landscape.

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MOD.IFY: it’s not what you know, will take you on an immersive and unexpected journey that will challenge what you think you know about what it means to be human. Explore artificial worlds and augmented realities, challenge your perception of pain and injury, be part of stories about space and place and consider what makes us human versus animal or machine.

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The screen history of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will be showcased as part of Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s (ACMI) newest exhibition, Wonderland. The world premiere that is part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, will delve into Caroll’s three timeless stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. You can catch it at ACMI from Thursday 5 April until Sunday 7 October 2018.

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In 2018, ACMI invites you to journey down the rabbit hole into an enchanted world, where expectations are upended and curiosity is rewarded. A world premiere as part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, ACMI’s newest exhibition WONDERLAND will celebrate the screen history of Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There — in an entirely original experiential exhibition.

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If you have fond memories of falling down the rabbit hole with Alice in the 1951 Disney animation or venturing into Tim Burton’s dark Wonderland in his 2010 live action film, then we’ve got good news: Alice has landed in Melbourne. Wonderland is a highly interactive and immersive journey through Alice's many incarnations in pop culture over the years, from Lewis Carroll's original texts to countless adaptations.

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How does human-centred design improve exhibition experiences?

Hear from product designer Dan Koerner (Sandpit) about the technology and processes used to create the unique and personal digital experience of Wonderland. Dan will share his iterative and human-centred design process, physical and digital prototyping, and the integration of NFC (near field communication) chips to create an interactive and targeted series of audience experiences within the exhibition.

One of the first projects of new institution MOD unpacks the idea of what it means to be human through the medium of an unnervingly realistic robot head.

“I never know what to call him… umm, it,” says Penny Stevens.

Penny is a project manager at Sandpit – an Adelaide-based design and technology firm – and is used to working on curious briefs. But the one she is describing eclipses even her normal standard of weird.

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