City Gallery catalogues

Some numbers: more than 50 exhibitions held since the gallery opened in 2002; an average of three exhibitions per year; the work of more than 300 living artists shown; considerably more than 1000 artworks, photographs and artefacts displayed.

Besides its symbiotic relationship with the City Collection, the gallery’s hallmark is the quality of its curatorship and design. Many of its curators have spent years working in and around their subject, and the space gives a voice to them and the artists and other city documenters shown. No two shows look the same, and the prize-winning catalogues are coveted records of exhibitions.

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City Gallery installation, 2016
At Dusk, Under the Clocks: The rediscovered photo-archive of Angus O’Callaghan
Curated by Kyla McFarlane

City Gallery catalogue essays and catalogues

  • 2018 'Emblazon: Melbourne's coat of arms' by Alisa Bunbury

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  • 2018 'We Protest! Demonstrating dissent in the streets of Melbourne' by Malcolm McKinnon

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  • 2018 'Between the street and the sky: A provocation for Melbourne' by Rob Adams

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  • 2017 'Ink in the blood: The life of Melbourne's newspapers' by Andrew Stephens

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  • 2017 'Recentre; sisters' by Kimberley Moulton

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  • 2017 'City Songs' by Zoe Ali, Christos Tsiolkas and Professor Andrew May

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  • 2016 'The Jesus Trolley: 30 years of Desmond Hynes pushing art and Jesus on the streets of Melbourne' by Joanna Bosse

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  • 2016 'A History of the Future: Imagining Melbourne' by Clare Williamson

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  • 2016 'Going Viral: Disease in Melbourne’s past, present and future' by Bruce Copland

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