Film-maker Jonothan White was engaged by the Centenary of Canberra to document Museum of the Long Weekend and has put together this short film from his journey on the convoys final few days and over the weekend at Grevillea Park, Canberra.
Produced by Big hART for the Centenary of Canberra SPIN program, MUSEUM OF THE LONG WEEKEND was a celebration of the national capital through the lens of recreation, holidays, relaxation and older Australians who worked hard building what we now enjoy. The Museum was exhibited in and around vintage caravans and begun in the far flung corners of the country before travelling by road to Canberra. These convoys of caravans stopped along the way sharing stories, pictures and songs before arriving on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin for the weekend of 18th-20th of October 2013.
The MUSEUM was a multi-disciplinary installation that aimed to uncover hidden gems of Australian identity. It explored the idea that it might be in times of recreation and relaxation that our success as a community and as a nation is most present. Big hART artists collaborated with families, collecting memories and curating them into a living and mobile exhibition.