Designed by Iona Walsh, The National Archives’ photographic exhibition Summers Past: Golden Days in the Sun 1950–1970 vividly reminds us of our enduring love affair with the sun and the sea. For those who grew up in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, the photographs in this National Archives touring exhibition should gently stir memories of idyllic summers spent at the beach.
The images in Summers Past were all selected from the Archives' vast photographic collection, mainly from the store of Australian News and Information Bureau images – half a million photographs dating from the late 1940s to the early 1990s.
Screenmakers produced all of the signage, display and exhibit panels for the exhibition, including some of the exhibit items themselves.
The entrance signage was created from individual cut letters and matched to the wall colour for an interesting effect.
In addition to the mural panels, Screenmakers also produced the cut out figures to allow patrons to pose for a photo with, or as an individual from the 1960's.