Gallery of Everyday Things
The extraordinary stories behind the ordinary things we use in everyday modern life.
Great Western Entertainment
Infinite Frameworks Pty Ltd.
Over the course of the series of Gallery of Everyday Things, you will discover how the most innocuous objects from daily life have fascinating stories – the humble bicycle, your favourite piece of underwear, the nutmeg you sprinkle on your eggnog – such extraordinary things have been instrumental in building empires, sparking social revolutions and sometimes been just plain fun. Who would have thought that a girdle would become an essential part of the American space programme? And what did prehistoric man do about dental hygiene before the toothbrush came along?
Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia
on the Traditional Country of the Noongar Whadjuk peoples
Animation Direction & Post Creative Director
Keith Van Geysel
Sound Design and Mix
Dramatisation Direction & Additional Editing
Royston Van Huizen
Post-Production Facility (Australia)
ABC Resources WA
A personal history
We usually think of “history” in terms of the past tense.
In fact our history lives with us every day in some of the most ordinary things: items that have become so much a part of our daily lives that we take them for granted.
Each episode of “Gallery of Everyday Things presents a collection of stories about the everyday item, stories that are intended to fascinate and amuse as well as inform.
– Paul Barron, Producer and Series Creator
About the Producer
Paul Barron is an independent film and television producer with over thirty years experience.
Paul is a recipient of the WA Citizen of the Year Award for Arts, Culture and Entertainment, WASA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the West Australian Screen Industry, and the SPAA Independent Producers Award for Children’s Programs.