Bribie Island Seaside Museum commissioned ToadShow to produce an exhibition titled "Fortress Bribie" about Bribie Island during World War II.

Many of the original Bribie WWII concrete bunkers are still standing today. Working with Planet Productions, ToadShow created a bunker inside the museum to house the exhibition.

Visitors enter the darkness of the bunker and are led through the story of Brisbane's wartime defence on a series of backlit panels.

A major feature of the bunker is a 'lookout' fitted with a lenticular transforming image. When looked at from one angle, it shows the open sea and from the other it shows approaching enemy planes and ships. ToadShow used the original silhouette guides given to soldiers to recreate the enemy vessels in this image. There is a lookout at adult height and another for children.

The "Fortress Bribie" exhibition opened in August 2011 offering an engaging as well as historically-accurate perspective.

 

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