May 23, 2012 12:19PM

Rage's Vivid Exhibition at Carriageworks

Celebrating 25 years of nostalgia and sleep deprivation.

Carriageworks will be hosting a free exhibition dedicated solely to exploring the vaults of one of Australia's best-loved cultural institutions and late night TV shows, rage (pronouced "raay-haayge"). The exhibition, rage — Celebrating 25 Years, is part of Vivid and will take the form of a gigantic installation of over 100 television sets, all playing 750 of the best video clips and archival footage simultaneously (in the shape of the rage logo, no less).

Since it's been airing twice a week since 1987, it seems high-time that the show (which inspired many a young Australian to enjoy music that was made before they were born) should receive some serious props. Carriageworks' Beatrice Gralton has curated the exhibition in collaboration with ABC's rage production team, who probably have the best jobs ever.

Visitors will be able to use headphones to choose from a range of footage by legendary guest programmers like Nick Cave, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Blondie, Grandmaster Flash, Michael Hutchens, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kylie Minogue, MIA and pretty much any other good musical act, ever. It is the longest-running music program in existence, you know. Imagine an Australia without those dedicated Rage specials and all-night video mix tapes! There might be less insomnia among our generation, but still, perish the thought.

rage — Celebrating 25 Years will run from June 6 — 17. Carriageworks is located at 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, Sydney.

Jerico Mandybur

News & Features

Model Diary: Nicole Pollard & Sarah Pauley

Prank call times and backstage delirium.


Oyster TV: Gavriel Maynard Vs Fashion Week #2

Feat. Christine Centenera, Mark Vassallo and more.


Being On Time Never Looked So Fine

Meet your new favourite wristwatch makers.


Born In 94: Rose Bertram Shot by Tyler, The Creator

And Brick Stowell from Oyster #104.


Backstage: Song For The Mute

Featuring Lupe Fiasco.


Faces of Fashion Week: Fernanda

Shot by FEELTHEFUTURE <3


Stealing Sofas From Stolen Rum

In Sydney, Miami and Dunedin.


Overheard @ Fashion Week

Illustrated with GIFs.


#JUSTDOYOURBEST — A party tonight!

Feat. Emma Mulholland, Dion Lee, Paul Bui, Luke Sales, Lux Comms and more on decks.


Street Style: Fashion Week In Polaroids

Stuff we saw and liked.


Backstage: Di$count

Shot by Gavriel Maynard.


Review: Di$count

Sequinned bad bitches for life.


Oyster's 20th Anniversary Party

Presented by Crystal Head Vodka


Interview & Shoot: Inès-Loan Rau

Shot by Aingeru Zorita in Oyster #104.


Model Diary: Ollie Henderson x Myf Shepherd

Backstage bandits @ MBFWA.


Tavi Gevinson Is Hitting Broadway

With Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin.


Backstage: Alice McCall Cruise 14/15

Glitter hairspray and falling petals.


Peaches Geldof Autopsy Found Inconclusive

"A non-suspicious but unexplained sudden death."


Faces Of Fashion Week: Rachel Rutt

Weaving and spinning all over MBFWA.


Lena Dunham On Her Sister Coming Out, LGBTQ Affinity

Disappointed to find that she herself was not gay.


Oyster's Having A P.A.R.T.Y!

With Dion Lee & Emma Mulholland.