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Portraits of a Mardi Gras - this pocket-size booklet was published anonymously as a response to police brutality at the first Gay Mardi Gras parade in Sydney in 1978. It's not in the current exhibition at the pop-up Mardi Gras Museum. It's a book of monochrome drawings by Frances Budden. Handwriting was of-the-times, part of a feminist lo-tech aesthetic. The drawings were included in an impromptu protest exhibition at Watters Gallery in East Sydney in 1978. You can view scans of the entire booklet here.




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