We have an active exhibition program with other archives, galleries and libraries. We develop exhibitions in-house as well as contributing loans and expertise to exhibitions around Australia. Exhibitions we’ve developed in-house include:
- Forbidden love, bold passions: an exhibition of lesbian stories 1900s to 1990s (1996), a touring exhibition curated by History Inverted and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
- Significant moments (2001), developed by the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives with support from Pride March.
- Camp as: Melbourne in the 1950s (2005), City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall
- Sydney Mardi Gras Museum exhibition (2013), Sydney, funded by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
- Passion: 30 years of safe sex (2013), Victorian Archives Centre, Melbourne.
- Gay times are here again (2013), State Library of South Australia, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Adelaide Gay Pride Week, developed with the State Library of South Australia and the South Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives.
- Out of the closets, into the streets: gay liberation photography 1971-73 (2014), Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne. Exhibition preview.
- Vital signs: interpreting the Archives (9–26 July 2014), Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, including artists Marcus Bunyan, Penny Byrne, Ray Cook, Deborah Kelly, Peter Lambropoulos and Salote Tawale.
- Out of the closets, into the streets: histories of Melbourne Gay Liberation (15 January – 8 February 2015), City Library Gallery, Melbourne.
Exhibitions featuring notable contributions from the Archives include:
- Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates from Collections around the World, LGBTI ALMS 2012, Amsterdam, curated by E. G. Creighton for the GLBT History Museum (San Francisco), later touring to the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco and the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
- Got the message? 50 years of political posters (2013), Art Gallery of Ballarat.
- Protest! Archives from the University of Melbourne (2013), Leigh Scott Gallery, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.
- Radicalism (2014), The Substation, Melbourne, an exploration of radicalism, resistance and defiance around questions of gender and sexuality.
- David McDiarmid: when this you see remember me (9 May – 31 August 2014), The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square.
- TRANSMISSIONS: archiving HIV/AIDS Melbourne 1979-2014 (2014), George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne.
- Bohemian Melbourne (2014-2015), State Library of Victoria.
- What a drag! An exhibition about the history of drag in Melbourne (18 January – 8 February 2015), Chapel Off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne.