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.