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Documentation (design drawings, design concepts, and photographs), paper, Elle Macpherson float, Parade of Icons, Closing Ceremony for the Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000, designed by Brian Thomson and Ross Wallace, used at the Ceremonies Workshop, Sydney 2000

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

This archival material of design drawings, design concepts and photographs represents the ‘Elle Macpherson’ float that featured in the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. Designed by Brian Thomson and Ross Wallace, it carried Australian super- model, Elle Macpherson, in a parade of Australian celebrities, called ‘The Parade of Icons’. Inspired by the fashion industry, the float resembled an over-sized camera with an extending lens that served as a catwalk. Following the float were girl...

Summary

Object No.

2001/84/563

Physical Description

Documentation (design drawings, design concepts, and photographs), paper, Elle Macpherson float, Parade of Icons, Closing Ceremony for the Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000, designed by Brian Thomson and Ross Wallace, used at the Ceremonies Workshop, Sydney 2000

Includes one A3 folder containing proof photographs, sketches and elevations for the Elle Macpherson Camera Float, and 6 Engineers drawings detailing the design of the Elle Macpherson camera float, and 2 posters featuring pixilated images of Elle Macpherson.

Production

Notes

This documentation refers to the Elle Macpherson float that featured in the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. Designed by Brian Thomson and Ross Wallace, the float resembled a giant- sized camera, its extended lens serving as a catwalk for Australian super-model, Elle Macpherson.

This archival material was made and used by set designers, prop builders and model makers at the Ceremonies Workshop at Eveleigh.

Made

2000

History

Notes

This archival material was used at the Ceremonies Workshop to develop the Elle Macpherson float in the Closing Ceremony of 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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Documentation (design drawings, design concepts, and photographs), paper, Elle Macpherson float, Parade of Icons, Closing Ceremony for the Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000, designed by Brian Thomson and Ross Wallace, used at the Ceremonies Workshop, Sydney 2000 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 November 2018, <https://ma.as/501298>

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