North Melbourne Ghost Signs: Cultural Archaeology in Haunted Hotham

Thu Jul 25 2024 at 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm UTC+10:00

99 Shiel St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia | Melbourne

Public Record Office Victoria
Publisher/HostPublic Record Office Victoria
North Melbourne Ghost Signs: Cultural Archaeology in Haunted Hotham
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You’ve likely stumbled upon them, roaming the winding streets of North Melbourne, your eyes glancing skyward to glimpse the faded, tattooed history clinging to the shopfronts of Victoria, the bricks of Abbotsford, the plaster on Queensberry. Ghost signs – those timeworn remnants of advertisements past, keepers of tales hidden in plain sight.
You’re invited to a night drenched in stories, histories and mysteries. From 5:30pm view an exhibition of original records from our State Archives Collection, on display for one night only. Then at 6pm we'll be hosting a talk by Sean Reynolds, the madcap maestro behind the cult-hit Instagram phenomenon Melbourne Ghost Signs. Brace yourself to rendezvous with the Sartorial Sultan of Errol Street; gawk at the ludicrous matrimony of milk & cigarettes - the true breakfast of champions; and unravel the cryptic enigma of a “cultural archaeologist”.
By the time you walk out into the night air, your perception of North Melbourne’s streets will be forever changed, gripped by the gallery of ghost signs holding Hotham’s hushed whispers.
This event is part of Melbourne Rare Book Week 2024.
And for those unable to make it to the Victorian Archives Centre, we'll be live-streaming Sean's talk via Zoom - select the online option when reserving your ticket.
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/north-melbourne-ghost-signs-cultural-archaeology-in-haunted-hotham-tickets-881646146357
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