Dr Blake costumes on display at M.A.D.E

M.A.D.E curator Jennifer Forest is set for the costume exhibition. PICTURE: JUSTIN WHITELOCK

M.A.D.E curator Jennifer Forest is set for the costume exhibition. PICTURE: JUSTIN WHITELOCK

You’ve seen them around town and on TV. Now the costumes of the TV series The Dr Blake Mysteries are on display at M.A.D.E in the lead-up to the Heritage Weekend.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka curator Jennifer Forest said the exhibition would allow people to interact with the show that had achieved international success.

“The show is really quite interesting. It depicts regional Australia facing the modern age, and Dr Blake was that modern man,” Ms Forest said.

 “The script writer was walking through Ballarat in the middle of winter and thought it would be a great place to film.”

The producer and creator of the show, George Adams, will deliver a speech at the Heritage Weekend. 

“This is a unique opportunity for both fans of The Doctor Blake Mysteries and the costumes of the period to catch a glimpse of the creative process and the immense amount of detail that goes into the show,” she said. 

About a dozen costumes worn by characters Doctor Blake, Jean Beazley, Mattie O’Brien and Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson will be on display.  A team of five spent three days preparing the exhibition which opens today and will end on June 9.

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