But milkbars are still alive and well in Benalla and other regional towns and some interesting exchanges occurred when we tried to identify not only our present milkbars but also those from the past that have closed down. Being able to walk inside the milkbar and remember products and magazines that have disappeared brought back many memories, especially the telecom public phone booth that always seemed to be nearby.
The popular children’s activity saw a wall of coloured products that stencilled papers enabled them to produce. Altogether a fun installation for both adults and children and one that attracted up to 800 visitors on one day during the school holidays.
A short video featuring Callum Preston describing this work...