Welcome to our virtual COVID-19 Time Capsule!
From puzzles and paper hugs to toilet paper hoarding and hand sanitiser, we’ve teamed up with Museum of Brisbane to capture the chaos, creativity and craziness that punctuated Brisbane’s COVID-19 experience in early 2020 with a very special time capsule.
Capturing the highs and lows of our city’s lockdown experience, this time capsule is made up of 25 items donated by local Brisbane legends and residents to capture a moment in time.
Featuring generous contributions from Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, Wally Lewis, Jeff Horn, and our listeners, take-a-peek at history in the making before it is sealed away for 20 years.
Robin, Terry & Bob’s COVID-19 Time Capsule will be on display at the Museum of Brisbane from July 22 – September 6
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1: Robin Terry & Bob’s personalized jigsaw puzzle that was made to give to listeners while in lockdown.
2: Jeff’s Queensland Border Pass enabling him to cross the New South Wales border for his work during lockdown.
3: Michelle’s children’s artwork named ‘Paper Hugs’ made during isolation. This represented the fact that they couldn’t hug their grandparents.
4: Kellie gave us a copy of her children’s online learning timetable after they were forced to do schooling from home for Term 1 due to the pandemic.
5: Kath gave us ‘Covy’ – a Wee Bee Doll. She made him while she was off work and couldn’t travel.
6: Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner donated a copy of the notices that appeared across Brisbane playgrounds ensuring they stayed closed due to social distancing laws.
7: Theresa donated a copy of her ‘Coding Rules’ to the Time Capsule. She works as Clinical Coder in the health industry.
8:Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll gave us a copy of an infringement notice for not socially distancing during the pandemic.
9: Author Trent Dalton gave us a copy of his articles talking about his time during the lockdown period that were written for The Australian.
10: Boxer Jeff Horn donated a signed copy of his book and a video of an online fitness session he performed on Zoom during the lockdown period.
11: Principal Zoe Smith from Graceville State School donated a copy of their kids performing our Nutbush isolation challenge with Channel 9 & Robin, Tery & Bob during the pandemic.
12: Aussie superstar Guy Sebastian gave us a copy of a song writing/duet session while in isolation.
13: Kristen from Beenleigh Rum Distillery gave us a bottle of Hand Sanitizer to represent how the company changed their product lines during the pandemic.
14: Aussie legend Wally Lewis found himself reporting on Entertainment news while Sport came to a standstill during the pandemic. We have the exclusive ‘Wallywood’ taping here.
15: Wally Lewis also kindly donated a signed State of Origin Jersey.
16: John Paul Drake gave us our very own ‘Golden Toilet Role’ to represent the toilet paper hoarding and panic buying we faced during the pandemic.
17: Jo created her very own COVID-19 photo book showing the traffic changes around the city before and during the pandemic.
18: Dr David Patterson from the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital donated a lab coat that he wore during the process in finding a cure.
19: Danielle created the ‘Bin Outing’ Facebook group encouraging everyone around the world to dress-up when taking out the rubbish and she donated a calendar she created.
20: 11-year-old Emily created her very own newspaper, “The Corona Times” for her friends and neighbours while everyone was in lockdown as a means to stay in touch.
21: Oli donated a copy of his takeaway menu from Suttons Beach Pavilion after making adjustments to business operations due to COVID-19.
22: Todd created images from the lights in vacant hotel rooms during the pandemic to show support and love.
23:Leonie from Brisbane Airport donated a photo taken from the Brisbane Airport runway of all the planes parked during flight bans.
24: 97.3FM’s Terry Hansen donated his dog Mia’s collar to show how much walking had been done during the isolation period.
25: 97.3FM’s Robin Bailey donated a copy of a newspaper article she was featured in with her three sons about life in isolation.
26: 97.3FM’s Bob Gallagher donated a photo of his adorable grandchildren.
27: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk & Brisbane Airport donated the official ribbon from the ribbon cutting ceremony at the unveiling of the new Brisbane Airport runway.
28: Artist M. Vine and the Museum of Brisbane donated Arley from the isopet series. During the pandemic, Museum of Brisbane (MoB) developed an Artist-in-Residence program designed to support local creatives. MoB’s Artists @ Home residency featured 10 local artists who created work from home and shared their progress via social media. Michelle Vine was one of the selected artists. Michelle’s practice, usually centred on touch, was disrupted during the pandemic. In response to her circumstances, Michelle crafted a series of ‘isopets’, short for ‘isolation pets’, made for comfort during a time of touch deprivation. She made the pets from items around the home, which she covered with soft materials. This isopet, named Arley, is crafted from a double adapter, which has been adorned with foam and synthetic fur. The finished product, a hybrid creature, merges technology and tactility.