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If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR
Saturday 23 April

Live Broadcast
Saturday 23 April, 4am

Saturday 23 April

Hear from long-term 3CR staff member, Juliet Fox, about the station’s 40th birthday book project, and the politics and potentialities of community radio. Speak to long-term 3CR technician, Greg Segal, about the history of technological hardware that is showcased in the exhibition, and meet the artists to discuss their new commissions for the exhibition.

4–5:30PM One of 3CR’s original programs in 1976 and still on the air today, ‘Jazz On A Saturday’ presents a cruisy afternoon of local jazz.

5:30–7PM The last word goes to ‘Let Your Freak Flag Fly,’ closing the exhibition with noise, electronic soundscapes and improvised music.

If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR is a collaboration between Fitzroy’s oldest community radio station, 3CR and one of Fitzroy’s oldest galleries and studio complexes, Gertrude Contemporary. Celebrating 40 years of 3CR, 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, differently abled people, environmentalists, artists and musicians. The exhibition presents a combination of recordings, technological hardware, and photographic, written and graphic documents from the station’s vast historical archive, alongside newly commissioned artworks. Presented alongside the exhibition will be a program of public events, including live outside broadcasts from the exhibition space featuring campaigns, current affairs and local musicians.

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Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
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Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

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