Australia House Presents - "Milk in the Pandemic"
The Exhibition idea came to be due to the fact that we were to open a Store in Melbournes CBD at th beginning of 2020. When we realised the city was closing and all businesses closing in Melbourne CBD we decided not to go forward wit the business and we thought better to start in 2021.
I started to walk the Melbourne streets to start a list of potential customers and I took a Milk Bottle to deliver each new customer. But as they all closed I just started to take photos.
I started to take photos of the bottle delivering Milk and the empty Melbourne streets. I took the photos from March to October 2020. I did this to keep my self occupied and it was my daily exercise.
I am putting the prints of the photos into stores, cafes, restaurants, office buildings etc. Each week starting from December 15th, I will install more prints into more streets. It's my aim from now to February to get the prints in most streets of the Melbourne CBD area. The area I have chosen is from Flinders Street to la Trobe street. and from Spring STreet to Elizabeth Streets,
The exhibition will also be here online as I will take a photo of each store owner with the print in their store and a bottle of Milk in there hand.(I will be sharing their story on #australiahouse social media. Facebook: @AustraliaHouse.melb and instagram: australiahouse.melb
I have really enjoyed the project and I hope at the end on February 19th, to try to open my store in Melbourne CBD and to hold a Street Festival in Melbourne and I will invite all of the participating stores which I call the Gallery to join with there products they sell in there store and I will produce a wonderful Dairy Festival alongside them. #australiahouse
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The Exhibition starts on December 22nd, 2020 and finished on February 19th, 2021.
The Exhibition will start in Degraves Street and will be in every street in Melbourne CBD.
The Exhibition will be in approximately 250 stores, restaurants, shops, office buildings and many types of businesses. The Exhibition is 354 images mostly Black and White of Milk being delivered during the lockdown.
Australia House is a family tradition started in 1850 and our name comes from the first generation of Australian settlers building the first Australian Houses. Australia House is a community-based Institution operating in Melbourne, Australia. We bring the Melbourne and Australia communities together. All our products are Australian made and crafted. All our products are branded Australia House. We bring our community together with Exhibitions, Media and our Books, by telling our community stories. Australia House is a creative Home for Melbournian's and Australians to celebrate everything that is unique Australian Culture.
The Exhibitions are a part of our community culture and we hold exhibitions and sell works by our own artists. In 2020 the Exhibition union Milk in the Pandemic will open in Melbourne and run through to February 2021. The Exhibition will be held in melbourne's CBD. The exhibition is Melbourne from March to October 2020 and is a look at melbourne during the Lockdowns. The Exhibition focuses around a Milk bottle being delivered all over the streets and Melbourne's Iconic buildings all empty.
In 2021 we will begin our Australian family cookbook. Inspired by two books published in Melbourne in 1930's by great grand Mother and great grand Aunt. The cookbook is portraits of Australia family and their family recipes and cooking during this extraordinary year. The Cookbook will also be an exhibition of 120 Australian's who participated and we will tell their stories. We will share the Exhibition online and on social Media and print and in our Australia House Gallery.
The Australia House brand is made and produced in Melbourne, Victoria and Tasmania. We work with artists who produce beautiful food and beverage and crafted products. Our products we will sell in our store and distribute to your home or office. We deliver the pantry and home wares, decoration and organise your life. Each product we share the profit with the artist who creates each line. Our store due to open in Melbourne will serve our dairy products and all our food and beverage products and kitchen wear. We have our own full dairy and we sell our own dairy products and Australia's premium flavoured Milk beverages, Chocolate, Berry.....
The Australia House Community started with family and friends and we are growing to include the people of Melbourne and Australia. We believe in Community and special now after this special year we are building a House for every day Australians to grow they're stories and their craft and we will share and build there gifts and stories. We are building a market Place for Australian excellence and best quality.