[Exhibition] Dr Blake at the Ballarat Gold Museum

A new exhibition opens today, in Ballarat about the ABC and BBC TV series “The Doctor Blake Mysteries”

Designed by Carrie Kennedy, the show’s production designer, it includes vintage costuming worn in the show and sets and is set against a backdrop of Ballarat’s most visited locations.

There are two parts; ‘Cast and Crew’, providing a sneak peek behind the camera of everyone involved in bringing the series to life; and ‘On Location’, looking at the Ballarat locations involved in the show.

Highlights include:
– A recreated loungeroom from the Doctor Blake series, including Doctor Blake’s highly recognised lounge suite.
– A dressing table used by one of the characters in an episode
– Doctor Blake’s desk, where visitors can sit behind the desk for a photo
– Doctor Blake’s ‘Blakemobile’ – a 1937 Coventry Standard automobile, that will welcome visitors at the Gold Museum entrance

What: Doctor Blake’s Ballarat exhibition
Where: The Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat
When: April 11th 2017 to September 3rd 2017
Cost: $8-15 or free with Sovereign Hill entry, please see website for details.
More information: at the website.

There’s also an accompanying program of events – you can see them here. I’ll be hosting a panel discussion with Louise McCarthy (costume designer), and John Logue (hair and makeup designer) as they talk about creating the vintage look for the show, on May 27th.

Can’t wait! I love Ballarat and Circa has supplied a lot of costumes for this show too.

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