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Pride (R)evolution Plus

Pride (R)evolution Plus

Exhibition related
Inside the Library
Pride Month

Co-curator Bruce Carter shares recent acquisitions relating to LGBTQ life in NSW, sparked by our Pride (R)evolution exhibition.

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21 June 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm


General Admission: Free


Maps Room, First Floor
Mitchell Building
Sydney NSW 2000


Co-curator Bruce Carter shares recent acquisitions related to LGBTQ life in NSW, sparked by our Pride (R)evolution exhibition.

The Library’s LGBTQ collections are broad in scope and type, however, the Pride (R)evolution exhibition has generated a new round of valued acquisitions. Bruce Carter shares material recently added to the Library’s collection.

We will explore born-digital images that document community; sound files that capture contemporary LGBTQ life stories; bold 1970s graphic posters offering an example of d-i-y activism and a rare 1920s German sexology handbook, amongst other items, followed by a walk-through of Pride (R)evolution.


Bruce Carter has worked with communities on history projects for over 20 years, for the last decade with researchers at the State Library of NSW. He became a founding member of Sydney’s Pride History Group in 2006 and was a co-curator on the Library’s ‘Coming Out in the 70s’ exhibition in 2020–21. His PhD (completed at UTS in 2019) looked at the concept of ‘memory activism’ and the potential in personal memory and storytelling to challenge social inequality and dominant historical narratives.

This event is presented in association with the State Library's exhibition, Pride (R)evolution.



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