Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 years is an exhibition which honours Australia’s longest-running children’s television program and the special place in peoples’ hearts. Play School has featured in the lives of generations of Australians and the exhibition provides a wonderful chance to consider the changing nature and experience of Australian childhood.
As well as the Play School stars Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima, the exhibition will feature the iconic Rocket Clock, Flower Clock and all the Play School Windows.
While this exhibition offers a window on the changes in the program, it also allows adults the chance to indulge in a little nostalgia, while children wonder at the magic that the program still delivers to them on a daily basis.
The colourful exhibition explores the five decades of Play School by featuring toys, props and costumes from each period, alongside archival audio and video clips of past programs and presenters having fun.
The exhibition will run from 3 Dec 2016 to 5 Feb 2017 at The Gold Coast Arts Centre in the Main Gallery.
Image credit // Collection of toys ready for Happy Birthday Play School © Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2016