If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR
Viv Malo, Robbie Thorpe, Gilla McGuinness and Johnny Mac
Friday 1 April, 6am
In this, the first of our live broadcasts, we celebrate 40 years of Indigenous programming on 3CR. With an all-star cast featuring Viv Malo, Robbie Thorpe, Gilla McGuinness and Johnny Mac, we’ll explore some of the key struggles of the past 40 years with a strong focus on the future. Live music by Bart Willoughby, Karol Karpiny, and other surprise guests.
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.