Keepers of Ghosts Seminar | Signwriting Project

On Tuesday 27 May 2014 there is a seminar in Footscray about our 'Keepers of Ghosts' signwriting exhibition and mural painting project.

The seminar will feature Stefan Schutt and professional sign artist and historian Tony Mead, who also played a leading role in the project.

The Keepers of Ghosts project began when 10,000 records from a former sign-painting company were rescued from a demolition site in Footscray, Melbourne.

In this presentation Stefan and Tony will discuss a number of interrelated threads:

Tony's reflections on the project from the point of view of a sign painting professional the widespread and growing use of sociable media to informally document and share otherwise-forgotten aspects of urban memory, generating a form of network sociality connected to place and belonging;

the proposition that the interplay between digital and physical archival activities can be harnessed to involve and connect diverse groups of people with shared interests, invoking the notion of a ?museum without walls;

some preliminary findings from the project interviews, written comments and surveys

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014
Venue: Room T109, Bld T, Victoria University, Footscray Nicholson Campus
(cnr Buckley and Nicholson Streets, Footscray)
Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm

As numbers will be limited please RSVP by Monday 26 May to

Everyone is welcome.

Keepers of Ghosts | Signwriting Project