DIGS Exhibition: A Celebration of Melbourne’s Music Culture and the Inner North
Curated by the acclaimed photographer Zo Damage, DIGS will present a time capsule depicting five decades of music, mayhem and memorabilia in Melbourne’s foremost creative capitals – Fitzroy, Carlton and Collingwood.
Featuring a spectacular array of photography, artwork and other rarities, DIGS is an exhibition that documents musical milestones and celebrates the influence that the Melbourne scene has had both nationwide and around the world.
Some highlights of DIGS will include:
- The iconic ‘Never Say Die’ doors of The Tote, which became a symbol of Melbourne’s defiance to adhere to the government’s attempts to subdue our live music culture.
- Limited edition photographic prints from some of Australia’s most esteemed and respected lens master including Rennie Ellis, Ponch Hawkes, Philip Morris, Zo Damage and Mary Boukouvalas.
- Photos spanning from The Meanies’ grungy beginnings at Collingwood’s The Club, the late underground skate-punk Borgy of Badlands and the 2010 SLAM Rally where over 20,000 Melburnians took to the streets in protest.
- Gold records conquered by Skyhooks.
- Illustrations and paintings by critically acclaimed local muso artists Tim Molloy, Lluis Fuzzhound and Paul Pirie.
Key dates: DIGS Exhibition: A Celebration of Melbourne’s Music Culture and the Inner North will open on Monday May 30 at COLLARTS’ new campus at 209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
The exhibition will run for a month, entry is free.