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Collective Isolation Project, week 19: Social activities

Men and women with 1960s outfits and hairstyles enjoy a drink at a bar
28 August 2020

As we creak into the halfway point of lockdown, we're really feeling those Groundhog Day vibes. 

Another day on our own. Another day with our housemates, or our significant other, or children who are sulking/crying/arguing. Whoever said 'variety is the spice of life' wasn't thinking of life in lockdown.

Oh, to go out dancing! To meet a friend for weekend drinks. To take the kids to the playground, to get fit at the gym, to meet our colleagues for a IRL coffee! To break bread with extended family, see a live band or go to the footy ... 

This week, we ask you to share with us the social activities that you can't wait to pick up when restrictions ease.

Share your response at our Facebook Memory Bank group and tag us with #SLVMemoryBank.

About this image

This Mad Men-esque photo of four well-coiffed guests enjoying cocktails at an exquisitely upholstered Hobart bar was taken in 1965 by Wolfgang Sievers. 

Wolfgang Sievers (1913–2007) was Australia’s pre-eminent industrial photographer, recognised for his internationalist vision and precocious understanding of the relationship between arts and industry. Operating out of his Collins Street studio, Sievers' dramatic, Bauhaus-inspired images helped forge an urbanised vision of a nation composed – not of sheep and farmers – but of industry and architecture. 

Explore more of Sievers' distinctive photos of buildings, factories and interiors through our catalogue and find out more about our collection of commercial photography.

How to respond

Please feel welcome to respond as creatively or literally as you wish.

If you contribute, we may contact you to discuss collecting and using your images, stories, objects and experiences. We may not be able to accept everything, but we will endeavour to do so! With your permission, your contributions may be added to the State Collection or used in future Library programs.

About The Collective Isolation Project

The Collective Isolation Project aims to cement this current moment in history, and is our inaugural Memory Bank campaign.

Find out more about Memory Bank, including details about how to contribute each week.

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