Torch prototypes (5), case, drawings (5), Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, wood/calico/paper, designed and made by bangdesign, Sydney, c.1998.

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1998.

From late 1997 to early 1998, the Sydney company, Bang Design, submitted three successive tenders to design the Olympic and Paralympic torches, and the community cauldron that would feature at torch relay celebrations. This set of five torch prototypes and drawings represents Bang’s first submission to the Sydney 2000 Torch Selection Committee, and the foundations for the final torch and cauldron designs.

Crafted in wood, the torch prototypes feature grey surfaces and black adhesive tape that i...

Summary

Object No.

2001/84/360

Physical Description

Torch prototypes (5), case, drawings (5), Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, wood/calico/paper, designed and made by bangdesign, Sydney, c.1998.

Bang Design Torch prototype models (5) with drawings (5) in a wooden box. The torch designs are carved from wood and painted grey. Each torch model is stored in a calico bag and all have been placed together in a wooden box. Inserted into the top of the box are 5 line drawings in pencil and texta of the torch prototypes..

Production

Notes

Bang Design (91 Beattie St Balmain, NSW Australia 2041) designed the torch prototype in early 1998.

Bang Design made the torch prototype in early 1998 for the Sydney 2000 Torch Selection Committee.

Made

c 1998

History

Notes

Bang Design presented this torch prototype, as well as a video and written submission, to the Sydney 2000 Torch Selection Committee on 23 February 1998 (Bang Design owns the video and documentation). The submission was one of three finalists in the design competition for the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic torches.

Made for and owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after use in 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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Torch prototypes (5), case, drawings (5), Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, wood/calico/paper, designed and made by bangdesign, Sydney, c.1998. 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 January 2018, <https://ma.as/502598>

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