I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Container is a unique free outdoor exhibition can be visited in the vicinity of the Australian Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. Six brightly coloured 20' containers are arranged in the outside area of the museum at Darling Harbour in such a way as to invite further discovery by passers-by.
Sponsored by NSW Ports the exhibition seeks to educate us about the role that containers have in our everyday lives and the impact they have on contemporary society and the oceanic environment. Each container has a specific colour and theme and some can be entered to learn more via interactive displays, graphics and images.
Simply titled SHIP, PORT, BUILD, CARGO, OCEAN and THINGS, each demonstrates a different aspect of Australia's contemporary maritime history. It is interesting to note that 7.8 million containers travel through Australian ports annually. Family members will find something interesting in each of the exhibits and will all have different favourites.
It is thought-provoking to consider the distance travelled by everyday items such as food, clothing and furniture and the impact of all this shipping on the environment. The upcycling of containers for accommodation was also very interesting.
Next time you are in Darling Harbour take a walk around "Container: The Box That Changed The World".