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2001/84/28 Promotional kit, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, cardboard / polystyrene / metal / plastic / paper, Sydney, 2000. Click to enlarge.

Promotional kit, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, cardboard / polystyrene / metal / plastic / paper, Sydney, 2000

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000.

The Closing Ceremony for the Sydney Olympic Games was attended by an audience of around 110,000 people, and each spectator was presented with a kit that marked the occasion. Like the kits for the Opening Ceremony, these examples inspired a festive spirit and encouraged a degree of audience participation. They also referred to the icons and eccentric Australian images that emerged throughout the evening.

A polystyrene Esky was the main component of the kit and was a complement to the giant barbe...

Summary

Object No.

2001/84/28

Object Statement

Promotional kit, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, cardboard / polystyrene / metal / plastic / paper, Sydney, 2000

Physical Description

Promotional kit, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, cardboard / polystyrene / metal / plastic / paper, Sydney, 2000

Audience kit that consists of a polystyrene Esky that contains a plastic fly swat in the shape of Australia, a pair of cardboard glasses in the shape of the Olympic rings, a pin in the shape of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a mirror ball key ring, a sticker, a limited edition ceremonies card, and Paralympics brochure.

Production

Notes

The audience kit was designed to raise a festive spirit for the Sydney Olympic Games Closing Ceremony and to encourage a degree of audience participation. The key object of the kit was a polystyrene Esky - a symbol of Australian pop culture and a complement to the giant barbeque and blow flies that featured in the 'Heroes' segment. Its contents also referenced the icons and eccentric images that shaped the event.

The audience kits were assembled in Sydney shortly before the Sydney Olympic Games Closing Ceremony on 1 October 2000.

History

Notes

Though this audience kit has not been used it is identical to those that SOCOG distributed to audience members at the Closing Ceremony for the Sydney Olympic Games.

Made for and owned by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after the Games.

Source

Credit Line

Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001

Acquisition Date

5 October 2001

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Promotional kit, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, cardboard / polystyrene / metal / plastic / paper, Sydney, 2000 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2019, <https://ma.as/345951>

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