Rings a bell? It should. Enter: Sesame Street: 50 years and counting. From Friday the 25th of October, Melbourne Central will host an exclusive art exhibition celebrating one of the most iconic shows, curated by the talented Eddie Zammit.
Evoking feelings of nostalgia, and memories of sitting in front of the chunky television screen, and singing our favourite Sesame Street tunes, Melbourne Central invites us to take a step back in time and venture through a visual feast of bespoke prints and mural creations. Showcasing 50 artists, reimagining 50 established Sesame Street characters from their 50-year history, Melbourne Central welcomes our feathered friends through a nostalgic and enthralling exhibition FREE for the public to enjoy.
Local curator Eddie Zammit (a Sesame Street fanatic), has worked with 50 artists – both local and international – and matched them with 50 individual Sesame Street characters to shape an incredibly interactive and animated experience. Highly acclaimed and new to Melbourne Central, artists such as Jeremy Fish, DXTR The Weird, Mighty Short, Kate Pullen, Kentaro Yoshida plus more will be creating original artworks alongside – Big Bird, Bert, Elmo, Ernie, and Oscar the Grouch (just to name a few) will feature, alongside the entire crew of Sesame Street favourites.
“I am thrilled to be working alongside Melbourne Central to help drive this wonderful exhibition,” says Zammit. “The selected artists come from a range of different backgrounds and cities and are both established and emerging, thus, helping to truly capture the Sesame Street exhibition as a global phenomenon.”
And if you find yourself getting overexcited in the midst of taking a trip down memory lane, Sesame Street fiends can swing past a replica Mr. Hooper store and purchase exclusive Radio Velvet & T-world merchandise, 50 original artworks, street art murals, and some original photographs from the Sesame Street archive.
This groundbreaking children’s series and global showcase can be found behind the Shot Tower at Melbourne Central and the entry is FREE. Bring your friends along, snack on some choc chip cookies (Om Nom Nom Nom) and relive your innocent youth through one of the most beloved kids show ever made.