Phantom Dancer at Powerhouse

Hear the Phantom Dancer’s 1920s-50s radio mix at 2 of the Global Common Ground Events at these venues

1. State Library of Queensland
When 6pm, Fri 2 Oct
Where Queensland Terrace, level 2
The event in Brisbane will consist of a large projection onto the screen in the State Library’s stunning Queensland Terrace using a slideshow of content from the Commons on Flickr accounts that is curated by its community of users – making the Flickr Commons go ‘live’ through a connected slideshow. This special event will include images from Picture Queensland – the State Library of Queensland’s image library and a soundtrack of live popular music off vintage 1920s – 50s radio put together by Greg Poppleton – The Phantom Dancer

Light refreshments will be served.

2. Powerhouse Museum
Forecourt, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
(if raining) Level 1 cafe, Macarthur St, Ultimo
Saturday 3 October
6:30 – 9pm

What is Common Ground?
Common Ground is a global meet up celebrating the Commons on Flickr to be held by as many of the institutions in the Commons. This will consist of a projection onto the participating institutions building at night (or suitable day-time location) using a slideshow of content from the Commons on Flickr accounts that is curated by you, our community. This will be hosted on the weekend of 2nd – 3rd October across the globe (albeit time-differences). Making the Flickr Commons go live through a connected slideshow. You will get to meet the staff behind the Commons and we will get to know you.

Thanks for voting on the slideshow it is now currently being prepared for the Common Ground event.

We can’t wait to meet you!
Our event will be taking place on the forecourt of the Museum on Saturday the 3rd October. This is an open event similar to an open cinema experience. Event time is 6.30pm til 9pm

What’s happening at the Powerhouse on the 3rd October?

You need to bring something comfortable to sit on and a picnic basket.

There will be coffee and cakes available on the night through Cafexpress.

2ser’s Phantom Dancer has mixed some amazing tunes to accompany the historic images.

Common Ground Photomontage

Free fine art print giveaways

Our award winning book Then and now: stories from the Commons will be available to purchase with special fine art print included-only available on the night.

If it rains on the night the event will still happen but will be relocated to the level one café. Entrance is down the side of Macarthur Street.

Our guest speakers on the night

Geoff Barker, Assistant Curator Curator work: looking after historic photograph collections at the Powerhouse Museum.

Matthew Connell, Principal Curator Stories between the frames.

Bob Meade, Flickr member Turning history into a detective story using photographs.

Paul Hagon, Flickr member and Web Developer National Library, Canberra The Commons vs Street view.

Rob Manson from Common Layers – changing the way you see Reality.

Sandra McEwen, Principal Curator and Ellen Forsyth, State Library NSW Flickr Commons staff member will be available to discuss the photographic collections with you at one of the tables.

Information from Powerhouse & SLQ websites


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