Works    The World's Longest Bar (Dress Code)(2013)

 

The World’s Longest Bar (Dress Code) is an ephemeral sculpture and performance recreating Mildura’s history. The project is a recreation of a 95 metre bar which was built in the Mildura Working Man’s Club in the early twentieth century.  The 1970 Guinness Book of Records considered it to be the longest bar in the world. In 1995, the bar was removed from the Mildura Working Man’s Club and replaced by poker machines. Other points of historical and socio-cultural interest pertain to the original bar, particularly the way its length demarcated segregations of sex and class under the guise of ‘mateship.’ 

 

The World’s Longest Bar (Dress Code) was recreated in the form of a 95 metre catwalk/bar. The catwalk/bar was lined with beer coasters made in commemoration of The World’s Longest Bar, and the bartenders wore commemorative t-shirts, serving alcohol from the catwalk/bar. 

 

Collaboration with Mary Teague, commisioned by Corbett Lyon Architects, Melbourne & Arts Mildura.   

Image credits: Tim Knowles

The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

Coasters featuring a photograph of the original 95 metre bar from the Mildura Working Man's Club in Mildura.

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The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

Ephemeral sculpture recreating the original 95 metre long bar in the Mildura Working Man's Club. The original bar was removed in 1995 and replaced by poker machines.

The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

Photograph of the original bar printed on white t-shirts and worn for The World's Longest Bar (Dress Code)

The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

The World's Longest Bar (Dress Code) 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar (Dress Code)  2013

The World's Longest Bar 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar  2013

The World's Longest Bar (collaboration with Mary Teague) 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar (collaboration with Mary Teague)  2013

The World's Longest Bar (Dress Code) 2013 by Sara Oscar

The World's Longest Bar (Dress Code)  2013