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Old Melbourne Gaol

377 Russell Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Bending the Bars commemorates the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria

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This exhibition curated by Andrew Gaynor and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) shares the stories and processes that led to the passing of a historic law reform, through the words and experiences of key participants.

These exclusive exhibition only events will run on Saturday and Sundays at 1pm for a 45 minute session.

The gay and lesbian community in Victoria found common cause in their fight against unjust laws. The exhibition reveals a poignant and life affirming history using an engaging combination of text, images, and art. It celebrates the significant and vital changes for which the LGBTIQ+ community fought hard to achieve in health, arts and legal reform. It also explores the darker episodes in the ongoing struggle for equality.

The City Watch House is both a venue and object for this exhibition.. It was a place of detention for those charged within Melbourne’s CBD under discriminatory laws based on sexuality.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission price with your Old Melbourne Gaol ticket. Open Wednesdays to Sundays from10am to 5pm.

You may purchase tickets here to view the exhibition only.

Bending the Bars (exhibition visit only) operates on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm until May 16.

The exhibition is listed as part of the 2021 Midsumma Festival, taking place from 19 April to 5 May and closes on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). For more information on the Midsumma Festival visit midsumma.org.au

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  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the 1pm start time to avoid disappointment. Check in at the Old Melbourne Gaol Box Office.
  • This exhibition is age recommended to people 12 years and over.
  • You will have 45 mins to visit the exhibition
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
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Old Melbourne Gaol

377 Russell Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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