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Pub Rock

Your backstage pass to 70s and 80s sounds and scenes. Celebrate the people, places and sounds of Australian pub rock and its enduring impact on our nation’s identity.

Get in amongst the staged portraits, publicity shots and grungy energy of live performance as pioneering acts like The Easybeats, Little Pattie and Johnny O’Keefe share the stage with global players and local favourites. The line-up includes AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, INXS, Nick Cave, The Bee Gees, Kylie Minogue, Paul Kelly, Yothu Yindi, Marcia Hines and many more.

This vibrant (sometimes sweaty) exhibition of homegrown rock ‘n’ roll, punk and pop features works from the National Portrait Gallery collection alongside images by leading Australian music photographers.

Until 14 February 2021

Free - Bookings Essential

Image caption: Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984, Grant Matthews. Gift of John McLean 2008

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