“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he, for some reason, thinks it would be a good idea to give them.” – Andy Warhol
It was my husband’s 60th birthday weekend and My daughter and I wanted to do something special for him. We decided on going to the Melbourne Museum which features an exhibit entitled Revolutions: Records + Rebels.
Originally from Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, Melbourne Museum is bringing this internationally acclaimed exhibit to Melbourne.
It is a walk down memory lane, but it is not just for those who lived in the 60s, it is an insight for everyone… into the protests, reforms and the changes that are still relevant in today’s world. This exhibition features the music, fashion, advertising, furniture of the 60s – from Carnaby Street to Woodstock to Australia and to the revolution of feminism, racism and gender equality.
Let me take you with me on my trip down the “Five Years That Shook the World”.
Andy Warhol and Susan Bottomly – when Andy Warhol posed in a bin for photographer Carl Fischer
“I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.” – The Who, SUBSTITUTE (1966)
The Beatles and Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Different movements:
“Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud.” James Brown, ‘Say it Loud’ 1968
“Vote Yes for Aboriginal Rights”
Brocade from a coat worn by John Lennon for the Beatles’ Our World Performance , June 25 1967
The Tongue, produced by John Pasche for the Rolling Stones band, but is now a worldwide symbol of rock and roll. Simple yet striking.
The futuristic Djinn chair, by Olivier Mourgue, featured in the Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Globe chair or Ball Chair by Aero Aarnio
A Dansette Portable Record Player (1965)
Monday 21st July 1969
At 6:18 am the astronauts landed on the moon in the lunar module. I like the part when they put up the flag.
This is directed by Michael Wadleigh, with Martin Scorsese in his early job, as editor. Woodstock was a critical and box office smash establishing the ‘concert movie’ genre. It won a 1970 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and for Film Editing and despite costing only $600 to make, grossed around $50 million for Warner Bros.
Relaxing way to view the clips and music from Woodstock.
People climbing the sound tower, Woodstock Festival 1969
Miles Davis at the Isle of Wight Festival, 1970
The start of the personal computer revolution.
Lyrics to ‘Imagine’
John Lennon’s ‘The Psychedelic Eye’ mosaic. He designed it for his swimming pool in Kenwood. The design was inspired by the Eye of Knowledge, the ‘Third Eye’, a Hindu concept of environment inspired by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Some photo ops at the end of the museum.
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