I get it, you moved to Melbourne

Victoria • World Premiere

In the 1850s, Adelaide endured its first mass exodus when thousands rushed to Victoria for gold. Today, this brain-drain continues as many pursue professional prosperity interstate. In a pop-up social museum, Adelaide-bred, Melbourne-fled curators Lisa and Tahney satirizes tensions triggering city abandonment. 

What's so good about Melbourne, anyway? The museum details the hope and ego behind Adelaide to Melbourne migration through visual art, creative writing and archival displays. A caricatured account on the animosity between the two cities (is the grass greener on the other side? probably - maybe), the show’s undertones scrutinise the social and economic forces behind ambitious people leaving their home city and never looking back.

Featuring John Firth, Jenny Allnut, Grace Harper, Julia Derwas, Chealsea Birrane, Alexandra Dobson, Amalia Krueger and Angus Hamra. 

With special thanks to Jeffrey Firth, University of Melbourne Archives, State Library of South Australia and National Library of Australia. 

The exhibition will be officially opened at the Chapel on Saturday 29 February 6pm-8pm with drinks and nibbles provided. All welcome. 

Presented by: Tahney Fosdike

Tahney Fosdike is an arts writer and curator interested in threads of advocacy and anthropology in the arts. After being active in the Melbourne arts scene for several years, this Adelaide Fringe exhibition is her curatorial debut back in her home city.