I’m pretty chuffed to share this news with you.
One of the photographs from my blog post about the election day sausage sizzle and an audio recording of me reading the post are featured in an exhibition called Living Democracy: the power of the people at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra.
Read the post: Election day sausage sizzle
In a section of the exhibition called ‘To the polls’, my sausage sizzle photograph is featured in a slideshow called ‘Sights, sounds and smells of election day – August 2010’. The audio recording accompanies the slideshow.
Australians and regular readers of this blog will know that sausage sizzles are dear to my heart, especially on election day. I think it’s awesome that the museum has included this important and beloved tradition of Australian election days in the exhibition.
The museum contacted me earlier this year to ask whether I’d agree to let them use my election day blog post and photos in an upcoming exhibition. I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Upon their request, I made a recording of myself reading the election day post for use in the exhibition. This week, many months later when I’d forgotten about it, I got an email telling me that the exhibition is now open and thanking me for my contribution. I feel honoured to be a small part of it.
Living Democracy: the power of the people is a permanent exhibition at the museum. If you check it out, I’d love to hear what you think. We haven’t got any trips to Canberra planned, so I’m not sure when/if I will get to check it out myself, though I doubt I could stand listening to the audio of myself – that would be just too cringe-worthy!
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
18 King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra
Telephone: (02) 6270 8222
Opening hours: Daily 9am–5pm (closed Christmas Day)
Admission: $2 adults, $1 children and concessions, $5 family
Jac and I went to Canberra almost a year ago. We had a great time but it was a very short stay and we didn’t get to visit Parliament House, old or new. Read my posts from our Canberra trip, November 2010.
I guess this is a pretty quirky claim to fame. :) What about you – what’s your claim to fame?