Cut Copy: Brisbane Music Posters from 1977-87

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, Brisbane can begin to open itself back up to the public. The State Library of Queensland is eager to welcome people back but is doing so in a gradual process, starting with their free exhibition: Cut Copy. 

The Library describes the exhibition as a “step back to Brisbane in the 70s and 80s, where the city’s conservative climate sparked youth rebellion, do-it-yourself expression and underground music. In suburban halls, corner pubs and seedy clubs, Brisbane bands thrived. Made with whatever was on hand, music posters were a creative outlet for youth and a snapshot into the mood of the era.”

Australia has always been proud of its independent music scene and this exhibition highlights the determination and innovation of some of its earliest fans, who were able to promote it with little resources and limited technology but plenty of creativity. 

From Monday 28 September, Cut Copy will be open for two sessions daily 10am-1pm and 2-5pm in slq Gallery. 

Come down and check out where Australia’s independent music scene began or book a digital sneak peak before heading in to see what all the hype’s about. 

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