Punk Journey: St Kilda + Beyond‘ is an upcoming Punk Exhibition + series of special events at St Kilda gallery Brightspace from 19th23rd November. The mid to late 70’s was a golden era in the Melbourne Punk music scene. Early Punk bands like Young Charlatans, Babeez and The Boys Next Door were flipping their middle finger to the ultra-conservative Fraser government, while many of St Kilda’s venues became the backdrop for one of the most colourful and unique anti-establishment periods in Australian music history. Fast forward 30 years and Melbourne punk historian and photographer, Melynda von Wayward has put together a vibrant photographic and multimedia exhibition that pays tribute to the historical Melbourne punk scene from 1977-1987, as well as the contemporary punk scene from 2004-2007. Expand this post to check out a list of things that will be happening within and around the exhibition.


Exhibition key components:
• A display of Punk Artefacts and photos from 1977-1987, celebrating St Kilda as the epicentre of the Melbourne Punk scene, with a soundscape Melbourne punk music
• A multimedia room projecting rare and archival Punk footage
• A display of vibrant punk photos that celebrate the contemporary Melbourne Punk Scene 2004 – 2007, taken by Melynda von Wayward, with a soundscape of Melbourne punk music
• The Safety Pin Awards – handcrafted by sculptor David Waters to acknowledge individuals who’ve made a substantial contribution to the Melbourne Punk scene
• A Pop-up Punk shop selling merchandise, including 250 limited edition posters, and other items all relevant to the St Kilda Punk scene

Special Events associated with this exhibition:
(All Events are at BRIGHTSPACE except for the St Kilda Music Walking Tour)

Wednesday November 19th, 6-9pm
• Exhibition opens with photos, artefacts, audio visual room + ‘The Safety Pin Awards’
• ‘Punk a Photographic Journey: 2004-2007’ book launch (photos by Melynda von Wayward)
• V.I.P (Very Important Punk) invitation only
• MC Ron Rude
• Official after Party – George Public Bar (Snakepit) + DJ Flea ThunderPussy

Friday November 21st
• 1-4pm: A DIY Punk fashion making workshop with fashion icon Jenny Bannister
• Free (Bookings essential)
• 7-10pm: Little Bands night with original members of the Little Bands scene – $5

Saturday November 22nd
• 12pm-1pm: Floor talk with exhibition coordinator Melynda von Wayward – Free
• 2pm: The St Kilda Music Walking Tour $40 (Bookings essential) www.skmwt.com.au

Sunday November 23rd
• 1-4pm: A discussion forum with a ‘Punk Panel’ discussing the topic ‘Is Punk Still Relevant?’ +
Special guest Punk bands – Free (Closing day)

For the duration of the exhibition a PUNK POP UP SHOP – selling items all related to the St Kilda Punk scene
For more event info, times, costs and workshop bookings go to www.brightspace.com.au or P: 9593 9366

Exhibition and Special Events Details:
What: Punk Journey: St Kilda + Beyond
When: 19-23 November, 2014
Where: BRIGHTSPACE (gallery) – 8 Martin Street, St Kilda


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