People powered radio: 40 years of 3CR.

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 18:00 to Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 19:00

Friday, March 18 – Saturday, April 23

A collaboration between Fitzroy's oldest community radio station, 3CR and one of Fitzroy's oldest galleries and studio complex, Gertrude Contemporary. The exhibition will explore the station's history of radical broadcasting and how it has thrived in its endeavour to foreground the often unheard voices of Aboriginal people, women, workers, ethnic and GLBTIQ communities, people with disabilities, environmentalists, artists and musicians. The exhibition will present a combination of recordings, technological hardware, photographic and textual documents from the station’s vast historical archive. Newly commissioned artworks by local artists will frame and interpret the station’s history of radical broadcasting. In addition, over five Friday evenings from 5–7pm there will be a series of live broadcasts from the exhibition space featuring campaigns, current affairs and local musicians, including one curated by sound art organisation, Liquid Architecture.

Exhibition opening: Friday, March 18, 6–8pm.