Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Powerhouse Museum, The 80s Are Back

An interactive, electronic, giant Rubik's Cube.
'The 80s Are Back' is an exhibition currently on display at the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo. This exhibition, which explores Australian life and culture in the 1980s, has been one of the most popular and longest running in the museum's history. The fascination for this decade remains with a revival of much of its culture in recent years, that has lasted longer than the decade itself. It was a great nostalgic trip, revisiting styles and trends from the 1980s and their effect on music, film, television, fashion and design.

24 comments:

  1. I'm not too fond of the 80's, but it's fun to see your shots of the exhibit.

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  2. The 80s weren't my favorite decade, either, but this exhibit is probably more fun than the whole ten years put together.
    Super photos, Jim.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  3. The 80s were pretty cool for me and this does look like a terrific exhibit! Thanks for giving us a look, Jim! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  4. I'm with you, Sylvia. I'm also stoked by the 80s revivals that we see now.

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  5. I love Powerhouse Museum because of its connection to the two World Fairs (1879 and 1880). But it has a big task, covering Australian life and culture since the beginning! Always a great place to visit.

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  6. Interesting! That Rubik's cube shot is great.

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  7. The 80's were my favourite decade I think for memories of fashion and music - cool exhibit. I'd go!

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  8. I would love to see this exhibit. The Powerhouse is such a cool museum. Great shot Jim

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  9. Funky and bright. My memories of the 1980s are a bit of a blur... I was in college and enjoying learning about ancient and 19th century art. It didn't look like this to me.

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  10. I love the Powerhouse! Oh the 80s was such a colourful time. I wish I could see the exhibition.

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  11. WOW! This is a fab photo of a fab exhibit and so very colorful. The 80’s were way after my days of the 50’s, but I can certainly appreciate them. Nice work.

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  12. Oh I like the 80s. I find the music back then are fantastic. Thanks for the memories. :)

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  13. Love your shot of Rubik's cube! I wish I could visit this fair.

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  14. I always shudder at how old I'm getting when I see things in museums that I remember using, seeing, hearing. I am working in a school at the moment for a few weeks and kids are playing with Rubic's Cubes again.

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  15. The 80's was such a great decade. Your photo brings back some good memories and also some not so good - I could never solve the Rubix Cube Puzzle. Your photos are fab!

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  16. I can't get over the fact that the 1980s is history ... to me it feels like yesterday. Could never work out the rubics cube.

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  17. Love the clothes - brings back memories of my favourite era.
    Never could figure out that rubik's cube.

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  18. Great picture. So, did you solve the Rubik's cube?

    (This post makes me feel quite elderly, as it is our kids' era! How is it possible for their high school and college years to be the stuff of nostalgia already ;>)

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  19. Sallie, I only mastered getting all the colours right on two levels. I never figured out how to get the last level sorted out.

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  20. i couldnt do it then (without changing the stickers on the cubicles) and i cant do it now. Hate it that my kids can though.

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