Leaflet - Moments Ecstasies, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne, circa 1991-1992 Document Reg. No: SH 931569

Made: circa 1991 - 1992
Used: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, circa 1991 - 1992
'Moments Ecstasies' was a Midsumma (GLBT) event.

From a collection of posters and ephemera displayed on the walls of Mario's Cafe, 303 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, between December 1991 and Easter 1992. The collection was removed when the wall was repainted and renovated. Posters were put up with tape and 'blu-tack'; some damage to some items resulted when these were removed. The collection, including repeats, is essentially as it was when removed (cigarette smoke included).

Donor's letter reads 'Mario's Cafe in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy is one of the very popular 'cool' places to be. It accumulates on its walls an extraordinary plethora of posters and ephemera. This accumulation of material is normally destroyed, ...' (see Supplementary File for complete text.)
White A4 size paper. Black printed text. Couloured religious picture. Advertising exhibition.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Hinds, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 29.30 cm (Height), 21.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions, advertising, commerce, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Café & Pub Culture
Tertiary Classification: wall notices - exhibitions
Inscriptions: Printed black ink: Moments Ecstasies/ explorations in spiritual and sexual experience/ an exhibition of laser prints by/ Marcus O'Donnell [extensive text].
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1991-1992
Place & Date Used: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1991-1992

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