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Prawn on a bicycle costume, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a performance costume in the shape of a prawn that was designed by John King for use in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The prawn is made from red polyethylene foam wrapped around an aluminium frame that is bolted to a silver mountain bike. There is a padded frame inside the prawn suit to ...


Olympic Sports Mascot pins, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a limited-edition collection of 47 Olympic Sports Mascot pins from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. They are mounted in a wooden frame measuring 57.0 cm x 40.5 cm x 2.5 cm. The words 'SYDNEY 2000' can be seen at the bottom of the frame. The pins, displayed against an orange and green mount depicting an athletics track, ...


Giant blowfly model, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a model, measuring 41.5 cm x 37.5 cm, for a large inflatable blowfly that was designed by Reg Mombassa for use as a prop in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The shape of the blowfly, which has been cut from foamcore, has a hand-drawn image of the blowfly glued to its surface. The blowfly's ...


'Emu beaker', 1917

This is a beaker made in 1917 from earthenware clay by Gladys Reynell (1881-1956), which measures 10.0 cm (height) x 8.7 cm (diameter). A very simple, tapered cylindrical form, it is primarily red-brown in colour. The shine that can be seen on the lip of the beaker indicates that the surface has been sealed (and therefore ...


Celebrating citizenship, Sydney, 1997

This is a 29.6 cm x 40.3 cm black-and-white photograph of Chinese-born Michael Xu at a party following his citizenship ceremony. He is smiling and wearing a business shirt with a toy koala clipped to his tie and a broad-rimmed hat with corks on strings. He has a glass of beer in his hand. Other people can be glimpsed in ...

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Tony Albert, 'ASH on me', 2008

This is an installation by Girramay artist Tony Albert (b1981) using black text that reads ‘ASH on me’ and found objects: ceramic and metal ashtrays. These objects present Aboriginal people in different ways, some as caricatures. The work of art is shown as an enlargeable image. Text onscreen gives information about Albert’s ...