The West Australian Museum will be dedicating an exhibit to the late Heath Ledger. Showcasing an array of memorabilia and personal items, the exhibit will pay respect to the young actor who was born and grew up in WA and died much too soon.
This is the official press release and information.
“The Academy Award won by the late Perth-born actor Heath Ledger will be the centerpiece of an exhibition celebrating his career at the Western Australian Museum.
The Western Australian government and Ledger’s father Kim are working together closely to plan the exhibition, which is scheduled to open in 2012. Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said Ledger’s family would provide much of the content, including the 2009 best supporting actor Oscar he won for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight.
The costume he wore to play the Joker and the diary he kept while developing the character will also be shown. The diary will an give intriguing insight into Ledger’s mindset while he was portraying the psychopathic villain.”
Loved for his portrayal of the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Heath became a cult sensation. Tragically loosing his life soon after, a memorial to his life has always been something that his family and fans have hoped to be a part of.
The exhibit will encompass all of Heath’s life, as he was as an actor, an artist, a father, and a son. The West Australian Museum is a perfect place to celebrate the life of a popular and talented man, born in our state, who passed away too far from home