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Brunswick Street, Art and Revolution

Brunswick Street, Art and Revolution

Author: Anne Rittman
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It had to happen. Carnaby Street was the centre of fashion in the 60s. The 70s belonged to Haight-Ashbury’s flower children. Then in the 80s Melbourne gave birth to Brunswick Street — epicentre of an emerging arts movement. Three subcultures — grungers, bohemians and radical feminists collided and brought forth a dynamic that changed the face of the inner city. The meteoric rise of Brunswick Street was a cultural explosion of art, theatre, fashion, grunge, music, drugs, diverse sexuality, celebrity and politics.


 - Maz Wilson


Brunswick Street, Art & Revolution  is the story of a street that became a culture. Written by Anne Rittman and Maz Wilson, it consists of a series of interviews and colour photographs with and of the people who brought about that transformation. It teems with characters: baristas, hair-cutters, potters, comedians, painters, singers, poets, restaurateurs and more.


It evokes iconic places: the Black Cat, Pigtale Pottery, The Flying Trapeze, T F Much Ballroom, Bakers, Circus Oz , Scully & Trombone and the list goes on.


It bursts with visual impact: performances, artworks, architecture and the Waiters’ Race for example. Here it is in its true form as a cultural, social and political history.

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It was a pioneering spirit which created its own centre of gravity. Early on the street had a frisson of excitement. Artists rubbing shoulders with criminals in a quarter acre block. 


- Rod Quantock.


Laughter is the shock absorber of life! 


- Tim McKew


It was love at first coffee.


- Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo

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General Fields

  • : 9781876044978
  • : Black Pepper
  • : Black Pepper
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : Anne Rittman
  • : 461
  • : Paperback