The Room Illuminated

Room 70 – Eddy’s garage (Melbourne, Australia)


Eddy’s garage – a space dedicated to displaying his vast collection of sports memorabilia.



“The wine barrel contains a brew of port, whiskey, rum and sherry dregs which I leave to mature (if possible) and drink when creating my masterpieces.”





It’s a visual feast at every twist and turn in Eddy’s garage. These bottles are stuck to the wall!


This photo of the former Raywood Football club, taken back in 1908, is one of Eddy’s favorite pieces on display. “I like it because it represents community football and shows how important sport is in country towns.”


“The cricket bat came from a club I played for years ago. I didn’t make many runs using it but it brings back great memories of that time.”





“I’ve had the green chair for about ten years. It was given to me by my mother-in-law who found it when she moved into her unit at a retirement village. It’s a great chair to sit back and unwind in.”

Follow The Room Illuminated on…Logo q and a final

What’s the room and who uses it?
It’s the garage and it’s used by me.

What do you do for a crust?
A postie.

What goes on in the room?
Cutting, pasting, gluing, stapling and framing of sports memorabilia while listening to talk back radio.

Favourite piece in the room and why?
The black and white photo of Raywood Football club (outside Bendigo) which no longer exists. I like it because it represents community football and shows how important sport is in country towns.

Anything on your wish list that you would love to add to the space?
More walls!

What do other people say when they see the room for the first time?

Why do you love this room?
It’s a place where I can satisfy my hobby of displaying sports memorabilia.

What’s one lovely memory you have whilst being in the room?
When my granddaughter Lola joined me and made her own contribution to the display.

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3 thoughts on “Room 70 – Eddy’s garage (Melbourne, Australia)

  1. Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins on said:

    Absolutely love it – what a beautiful storyscape – thanks so much for sharing xx


  2. Liza Fox on said:

    Wow alright!! So so fabulous xx


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