3CR 40th anniversary flag
Tuesday 29 March, 1pm
Spacecraft Studio25-31 Rokeby St, Collingwood
30th March, 2016
In collaboration with Stewart Russell and Spacecraft Studio’s flag project, On Top of the World, artist Emily Floyd has made a 3CR 40th anniversary flag, to fly on a permanent outdoor flagpole located in the heart of Fitzroy and Collingwood’s gentrification zone: John Wardle Architects and Spacecraft Studios, 25–31 Rokeby Street, Collingwood. The raising of the flag will be commemorated by special remarks by 3CR and Gertrude Contemporary.
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.