Simon Townsend's Wonder World!: Today's Artist

Title:
Simon Townsend's Wonder World!: Today's Artist
NFSA ID:
34045
Year:
1985
Courtesy:
Simon TownsendNetwork Ten
Category:
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In this segment, 'Today's Artist', Simon Townsend showcases the work of a viewer who has produced an illustrated children's book about rabbits.

Simon Townsend's Wonder World! received mail from hundreds of fans every week who sent in photos, drawings, paintings, poems and even inventions. 

Simon used to occasionally highlight some of these items on air and award them prizes during the show. In this case, the child's prize appropriately included art supplies. 

This clip is a good example of how Simon speaking directly to camera creates closeness with his audience. The low-key production values effectively capture Simon's genuine delight in Jane's children's book.