Melbourne City Council has a new website for their City Gallery. The small gallery located on the ground floor of the town hall has exhibitions on topics relating to Melbourne and and council’s archive material. They have had some fantatsic shows on the newspaper boys, american sailors during the war, their lost and found collection, keeping the city clean and parking meter culture.
A few years ago I hepled curate a show called ‘Flush‘ on Melbourne’s public toilets. The city was one of the first in the world to provide public toilets and their history is fascinating. Part of the exhibiton involved artists responding to council’s toillet archive material and included my toilet scrabble pieces.
The website is through and easy to use and the content is quirky and really interesting. Well worth a look.