A new photo from the Powerhouse Museum every day
Erika Dicker, who usually blogs over here , and I have joined forces to give you a new post called “What’s in the workshop”. We both walk by the workshop several times a day and it constantly changes and can be quite amusing. So here is the first post by Erika.
This morning was just like every other morning. Arrive at work, stumble down to get coffee, attempt to wake up, walk back past the workshop to get to my desk, cast eye down to the woodworking machines, tools, saws, welders, giant liquorice shoe…
What? GIANT LIQUORICE SHOE! on a tricycle no less! And I thought the prawn bike couldn’t be topped.
Investigation tells me that this liquorice allsorts shoe/tricycle is in need of a few minor repairs before hitting the Museum floor later this year for the “Odditorium” (keep an ear out for this one…well worth coming to see). It’s from the Sydney Olympic Games Collection and was used in the huge party that was the Closing Ceremony. It was ridden by one of the 62 drag queens to the dulcet tones of Kylie Minogue’s “On a Night Like This”.
It is definitely adding a bit of ‘bling’ to the workshop and is one of my new favourite objects. I wish it could stay, but alas it is off to a more prestigious location.
Photography by Paula Bray
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Post by Erika Dicker, Curator