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ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR

Visit this free exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R, Melbourne’s beloved community radio station whose soul and survival is part of the city’s cultural consciousness.

18 November 2016, 12:00am26 February 2017, 12:00am
Location Keith Murdoch Gallery
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Celebrate 40 years of Melbourne independent radio in the first-ever exhibition showcasing Triple R, Australia’s largest and most successful community station.

Covering pop to punk, country to techno, and even science, permaculture and politics, Triple R continues to influence and inspire Melbourne’s independent music scene, and provide a vital voice for local community.

Discover the story of Triple R’s evolution from humble beginnings as an educational broadcaster at RMIT University, to a station with 440,000 listeners and its own digs in Brunswick.

Featuring an eclectic array of materials from Triple R’s archive including signed gig posters, original artworks, rare photographs and Triple R t-shirts and merchandise, ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR explores the history, culture and character of this iconic and much loved station.

The exhibition will be complemented by a free public program of associated talks, debates and an after-hours pop-up bar.

ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR is on display in the Keith Murdoch Gallery, open from 10am to 5pm daily and open until 9pm on Thursdays. To explore the exhibition further, visit the exhibition page

Presented in partnership with Triple R.

Opening night

Please join us for a special preview of the exhibition! ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR will open on Thursday 17 November, from 9pm to midnight.

Note: the exhibition will also open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, 18 and 19 November, during Melbourne Music Week.