exhibition tells the story of a period in Brisbane that began in the
1960s and continued until the 1980s, when people took to the streets
and were confronted by the full force of a conservative State Government.
Themes explored in the exhibition include crucial world events that
sparked protest activities such as the Vietnam War and the Apartheid
regime in South Africa, as well as events specific to Brisbane and
Queensland such as the Right to March campaign and the struggle for
This is not a story about politics, but about the impact of politics
on real lives. People stories are at the heart of this exhibition.
There is no one version of this turbulent and dynamic time - there
are as many perspectives as there were participants and the exhibition
seeks to celebrate a diverse range of reflections about this period.
Many Brisbane residents rejected the status quo; thousands took to
the streets. Others wrote poems, songs and plays and even more discovered
alternative ideas through music, films, dress, books, radio and art.
All were imagining a new society - this exhibition tells their story.
to the Streets: Two decades that changed Brisbane 1965-1985
7 April - 10 September 2006
and Mic were commisioned to reinterpret their Museum
of Dreams Pod into Stories From The Crowd , Recording Booth.
Twelve intiial interviews were produced and material gathered from the
booth will be fed back into the exhibition. This material also appears
elswehere in the exhibition on a set of four screens.
also made the introduction video.