“The People’s Hall”

Exhibition at the Backspace Gallery from 4th June- 21st June 2015

Preparations for “The People’s Hall” exhibition are progressing nicely as we move into the sourcing, sorting and reviewing phase.   The exhibition aims to show the Civic Hall from inception to its  opening in 1956.  In its heyday it served the community with a variety of events and concerts, so lots of memorabilia will be on display.  Included will be items that portray the various contentious issues that surrounded the Civic Hall in recent times.   The story will be told through the presentation of artworks photographs, cartoons and memorabilia.

We are particularly looking for the following items:

  • Photos and memorabilia of events relating to the Civic Hall
  • Herbert Leslie Coburn architectural plans and drawings
  • Material relating to protest rallies at the Civic Hall
  • Posters of performances at the Civic Hall.

If you can help with any of these items please call

Merle Hathaway 0419 324042 / 03 5341 2751



Stunning Art Deco programs that will be on loan from The Gold Museum