Pasted & Wasted: Melbourne Music Poster Expo

Pasted & Wasted: Melbourne Music Poster Expo

Music posters are designed to be plastered on walls and then later pasted over or thrown away. Nick Vukovic has been collecting these posters for over 40 years. Pasted and Wasted: Melbourne Music Poster Expo, will bring these posters back to life.

Over 800 original music posters will be exhibited at District X at The District Docklands as a celebration of the people, places and sounds of the Australian music industry. The music poster art captures Melbourne’s history as the capital of live music, covering six decades of Australian music and multiple music genres…from the Rebellious 60s to Livin’ in the 70s; from the sticky carpets of Pub Rock to the birth of Punk and Indie Music; from the many voices of Indigenous Protest Music to the rise of Grunge and Heavy Metal; culminating in the turn of the Century influence of technology, Aussie Hip Hop, and the impact of going Digital. The breadth of this collection will attract everyone from Baby Boomers to Gen Z and Millennials, reliving memories of concerts, posters on walls, dances and the music of their youth.

Pasted and Wasted is being launched on the last weekend of November 2021. The launch weekend will include live music, a pop-up fair and music-related information sessions. The music poster display will continue over weekends in December 2021 (and possibly during January 2022, subject to public demand).