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Callum Preston’s Milk Bar

Callum Preston’s Milk Bar

29 March – 28 April 2019.

As a child of the Melbourne suburbs in the 1990s, Callum Preston remembers his neighbourhood milk bar as a place of wonder, with buzzing neon, faded posters of Diet Coke loving windsurfers, collector cards, jelly snakes, cigarette ads, the ubiquitous smell of pies and the enticing ‘crack’ of opening soft drink cans.

Preston has recreated his own childhood milk bar completely by hand – one chip packet and Coke can at a time. Filled with over 500 hand painted items including magazines, chocolate bars and cereal boxes, Preston explores nostalgia and how commodification and shopping has changed in this unique and immersive experience.

When: 29 March – 28 April 2019
Where: Swan Hill Regional Gallery
Cost: Gold coin donation