Creative Conversations: The Lewis & Skinner Signwriting Arch

Uncover the story behind many of Victoria’s fascinating ghost signs!

Intrigued by abandoned documents found at a Footscray demolition site, Dr Stefan Schutt started piecing together the forgotten story of local signwriting firm Lewis & Skinner, whose handiwork adorned more than 10,000 milk bars, service stations, railway hoardings and offices from the early 1900s to the 1960s.

Stefan was awarded a Berry Family Fellowship in 2012, which allowed him to research the Lewis & Skinner company and the social history of its operations.

He has since created the Lewis & Skinner online archive of documents connected with the company, organised by suburb and area, as well as a blog exploring the stories behind these and other ghost signs across Australia.

Date: Thursday 25th of February 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street  Melbourne 3000 | Map
Telephone: +61 3 8664 7000

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