IF PEOPLE POWERED RADIO: 40 YEARS OF 3CR
Curators: Spiros Panigirakis and Helen Hughes
Assistant Curator: Natalie Rambaldi
Exhibition dates: 18 March–23 April
Exhibition opening: Friday 18 March, 6–8pm
If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR is a collaboration between Fitzroy's oldest community radio station, 3CR, and Fitzroy's oldest community run gallery and artist space, 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, people with disabilities, ethnic and GLBTIQ communities, environmentalists, artists and musicians. The exhibition will present a combination of recordings, technological hardware, photographic and textual documents from the station’s vast historical archive. Newly commissioned artworks by local artists will frame and interpret the station’s history of radical broadcasting. Over five Friday evenings betweeen 5–7pm there will be a series of live broadcasts from the exhibition space featuring campaigns, current affairs and local musicians including one curated by our friends, Liquid Architecture.
If People Powered Radio presents an opportunity to explore the politics of broadcasting and listening, and the different material and aesthetic supports that facilitate 3CR’s engagement with its diverse and progressive publics.