From the 19th-23rd November 2014, BRIGHTSPACE (gallery) in St Kilda presented ‘Punk Journey: St Kilda + Beyond’ - an exciting and all–encompassing Punk Exhibition and series of Punk events.
With a strong focus on St Kilda as the
historical epicentre of the vibrant Melbourne Punk scene 1977-1987, as well as
a celebration of contemporary Melbourne Punk 2004-2007, this unique and high
calibre exhibition was coordinated by Punk historian and Photographer
Melynda von Wayward.
An audio visual menagerie combined with authentic Punk artefacts, photos and historical information helped to create a high calibre exhibition that reflected the counter-culture and anti-establishment imagery of Melbourne Punk, while simultaneously juxtaposing the ‘Now and Then’ aesthetics of the Melbourne Punk subculture.
Brightspace - 8 Martin St, St Kilda
P: 9593 9366 / W: www.brightspace.com.au
This project was supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund
Timeline & Special
Events associated with this exhibition:
- 6-9pm: Exhibition opens with photos, artefacts, Av Room, & The 'Safety Pin Awards' - Melbourne's first ever Punk awards ceremony
- ‘Punk a Photographic Journey’ book launch
- MC Ron Rude
- Official after Party – George Public Bar (Snakepit) + DJs Matt Meister and Grotfink
- 1-4pm: A DIY Punk fashion making workshop with fashion icon Jenny Bannister
- 7-10pm: Little Bands night with original members of the LB scene
- 12-1pm: Floor talk with the exhibition coordinator - Melynd von Wayward
- 2pm: The St Kilda Music Walking Tour with a special focus on St Kilda Punk, including
special guests Dolores San Miguel (author of ‘The Ballroom’) and Paul Elliott –
former owner of Polyester Books
- 1-5pm: A discussion forum on the ‘Now and Then of Punk’, consisting of a local ‘Punk
Panel’ and a guest adjudicator all the way from the UK with special guest Punk bands (Dixon Cider and The Peptides) + closing day drinks!
View more footage from the exhibition HERE - including speeches, the Safety Pin Awards and bands!
- Buzz Magazine
- Hungry Heart Cafe
- The Age
- Munster Times Fanzine - Issue #9
- Port Philip Leader
- St Kilda News
- Beat Magazine
- The Music
- Australian Musician Network
- Bombshell Zine
- SF Media
- 3CR – Girls Radio Offensive
- PBS – Sunglasses After Dark: http://pbsfm.org.au/node/39938
- SYN FM – Breakfast Show: http://www.syn.org.au/interview-punk-journey-st-kilda-beyond
Photos by Liz Ham, Timothy Treasure, Sam Tabone, Mark Bakaitis and Vanessa Allen