The 50th celebrations for Sesame Street have continued in Australia with Haven Global and Melbourne Central launching an immersive exhibition 'The Street' at the shopping centre.
Curator of the exhibition Eddie Zammit sourced artworks from local and international artists who have each reimagined the Sesame Street characters.
Artists featured in the exhibit include Jeremy Fish, DXTR The Weird, Mighty Short, Kate Pullen and Kentaro Yoshida.
Zammit said that the exhibition was a joy to put together.
"What Jim Henson and the cast of Sesame Street has contributed to the world is an incredible legacy, and the show’s 50-year history has contributed so many important issues.
"This exhibition, featuring 50 characters interpreted by 50 artists from all four corners of the globe, has truly been an honour to curate," he said.
Included in the space is a pop-up retail space which is a replication of Mr Hooper's store. The store features exclusive Radio Velvet and T-world merchandise which showcase the artworks.
Haven Global director Yvonne King said that the passion shown from the artists was incredible.
"We’re thrilled at the exhibition and the unique way that this helps us to celebrate this incredible milestone for Sesame Street.
"It’s remarkable the love and passion shown by these artists for Sesame Street, with many specifically asking for certain characters they’ve loved since their childhood.
"This exhibition truly celebrates the heritage of the Sesame Street brand, and the long-standing fandom of Aussies who grew up on ‘The Street’!" she said.
The exhibition will be on show until 28 January 2020.