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Creativity & Correspondence: The George Paton Gallery Archive 1971-1990

George Paton Gallery, 2nd floor, Union House, University of Melbourne, 11 September to 27 September, 2013

The University of Melbourne’s Ewing and George Paton Gallery was at the forefront of modern art experimentation in the city from the 1970s. This exhibition explores and highlights key relationships between artists and directors and the creative process, featuring original archival material including correspondence, photographs, slides, catalogues, early video art, posters and annual reports.

The Need for Change: Malcolm Fraser - Public and Private

Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, 4 September to 11 November, 2013

Malcolm Fraser’s parliamentary career dates back to 1955 when he won the seat of Wannon, becoming the youngest MP in the House. Fraser has been a larger-than-life figure in Australian politics for many decades now, but he is also well known for his personal reserve. This exhibition reveals a little more – the private life and public career of Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister through photographs and archival documents from the Malcolm Fraser collection at the University of Melbourne Archives, the National Archives of Australia and the Public Record Office Victoria.

Philanthropy: The intelligent use of money: an exhibition based on the papers of the Hugh Williamson Foundation.

Ground floor, Baillieu Library, 2 July to 15 September, 2013

Protest! Archives from the University of Melbourne

Baillieu Library, first floor, 20 February to 2 June 2013

Primary Sources: 50 stories from 50 years of the Archives

Baillieu Library, 8 December 2010 to 25 February 2011

La Mama Theatre

Baillieu Library, Ground Floor, 14 February 2012 to 8 April 2012

La Mama, named after the off-Broadway theatre in New York, was established in Carlton, Melbourne by Betty Burstall in 1967. La Mama was established as a venue for avant-garde theatre, music, poetry readings, improvisations and screenings of new films. Liz Jones has been artistic director and administrator of the theatre since 1977. The display of items from the La Mama Collection, held at the University of Melbourne Archives, will showcase the unique place La Mama holds in Australian theatre. The vital energy both on stage and behind the scenes is seen in correspondence, play appraisals, and photographs relating to performances by Cate Blanchett and Stelarc, the scripts of David Williamson, and linocut posters by Tim Burstall.

Everybody Loves a Road Trip!

Leigh Scott Gallery, Baillieu Library, 27 May-7 August 2009

Missionaries of Civilisation: The Commercial Travellers' Association of Victoria (4.2 Mb)

Curated by Brian Allison and Loretta Shepherd, in association with Helen McLaughlin. Leigh Scott Gallery, Baillieu Library, 3 Jul-5 October 2007

The Architecture of Arthur Purnell on the Culture Victoria web site

Leigh Scott Gallery, Baillieu Library, 4 October 2006-30 January 2007

Speak Out! Social change through community activism in the arts (2.3 Mb)

A photographic exhibition by John Ellis, curated by John Ellis and Chris Bond, coordinated by Jason Benjamin. Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, April-May 2006

Keys to the Past: An Illustrated History of the University to Mark Its 150th Anniversary

Text by Dr Carolyn Rasmussen and Dr Mark Richmond; Web presentation by Bruce Smith, 2003

Inscribing the Daily: An Exhibition Of and About Diaries (3 Mb)

Curated by Michael Piggott, June-August, 2002

Your Greatest Challenge: An Exhibition to Mark the 60th Anniversary of the Second World War

Curated by Dr Mark Richmond, August-September, 1999

Past exhibitions on the Cultural Collections site

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