This 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 Aboriginal rights.
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.

Museum of Brisbane

Taking to the Streets: Two decades that changed Brisbane 1965-1985

7 April - 10 September 2006

Tim 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.

Mic also made the introduction video.