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Ink in the Blood

Data: 5 Oct - 17 Feb 2018
Time: Mon: 10am – 2pm
Tue: 11am – 6pm
Wed: 11am – 6pm
Thu: 11am – 6pm
Fri: 11am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm


Ink in the Blood maps the vivid life of Melbourne’s big newspapers and their deep imprint on the city, its culture and collective psyche.

From industrial workers steeped in ink to suited gentlemen presiding over their print empires, there were ranks of reporters, editors, photographers, typists, compositors, printers, truck-drivers and newsboys.

This massive industry forged essential connections as the life-blood of the city. It fostered a thirst for news and connection, and a sense of belonging in the evolving city, all keenly tied to papers flying hot off the presses throughout the day.

Ink in the Blood features work by Ron Tandberg, Angus O’Callaghan, Mark Strizic, Kenny Pittock and Stephen Armstrong.


03 9658 9658


100 Swanston Street, Melbourne