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This is a retro event that will stun its visitors
'Revolutions: Records and Rebels' is an exhibition which centres on five years in the 1960s that changed the world forever! Known generally as retro, this will be a fascinating exhibition of all things great from this era.
Revolutions: Records and Rebels' is a look into the late 1960s when "youth culture drove optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question the establishment across every area of society."
The concept was developed by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. The exhibition makes use of film, music and rare artefacts to consider the ground-breaking changes in this era. It also shows the impact they had on the way we live our lives today and the influence it had on the way we think about tomorrow.
There will be upwards of 500 objects from the V&A and Museums Victoria's own collection which will be on display. This will take you on a riveting journey through the events, voices and technological advancements that defined the cultural and political leaders of this era. There will be fashion, art and the music of swinging London through to anti-Vietnam war protests to the fight for civil rights. It will also cover the recognition of Australia's First Peoples in the 1967 referendum as well as moments such as the Woodstock and Sunbury festivals.
This will be state-of-the-art audio guide technology which will feature a musical soundtrack played through Sennheiser headsets. This music will change depending on where you are in the gallery. You can hear such things as Jimi Hendrix's live Woodstock set, Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A-Changin' and a whole lot of The Beatles, along with interviews, videos, film screenings and light shows.
Highlights of the displays include the following:
John Lennon's iconic glasses
The suit which was worn on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
A guitar smashed onstage by The Who's Pete Townsend
This event is one that is an unmissable chance to roam among the foundations of this retro period. If you appreciate retro and the likes of the Beatles and other bands of this era, then this event is definitely for you!
This exhibition contains mature content, including violence, drug references, nudity and adult themes. Please note it is at the viewer's discretion to see these and under the age of 18 are to be accompanied by an adult.
Revolutions Curator Lecture
This will be held on Saturday 27th April 2019 from 2.00 pm till 3.00 pm.
The speaker will be Victoria Broackes, the senior curator for the V&A Department of Theatre & Performance. Vicky was also V&A Curator of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: 'Their Mortal Remains' 2017 and co-curator of 'You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels', 1966-70, and 'David Bowie Is' which was the fastest selling exhibition in the V&A's history. Victoria is a trustee of Handel and Hendrix in London, alumni member of the Court of the Royal College of Art and on the Court of the Goldsmiths' Company.
Victoria will introduce key objects from the exhibition and provide explanations into her work at the iconic V&A and her vast experiences developing the exhibition.
Lecture ticket includes entry to the 'Revolutions: Records and Rebels' exhibition.