Friday Nights In Footscray Exhibition - Call for Submissions

Next date: Sunday, 21 July 2024 | 07:00 AM to Friday, 01 November 2024 | 11:59 PM


Council, in collaboration with the Footscray Historical Society, is curating a mixed media exhibition titled ‘Friday Nights in Footscray’ and we need your help.

We are seeking photographs, film footage and archival material (e.g. film or dance programs, postcards etc.) that tells the story of the many night time attractions of Footscray - ballrooms, picture theatres, pubs, clubs and popular late night merchants) during the post-war period (1950's - 1980's).

A preliminary list of local venues can be found below, but we would be interested in any archival material that tells the story of the vibrant night life of Footscray during this period. 


  • Barkly Theatre
  • Grand Theatre
  • La Scala Theatre 
  • Trocadero Theatre
  • Roxy Theatre


  • Barkly Hotel
  • Belgravia Hotel
  • Buckingham Hotel
  • Footscray Hotel
  • Mona Castle Hotel
  • Plough Hotel 
  • Powell Hotel
  • Pioneer Hotel
  • Victoria ('Hart's) Hotel
  • Rising Sun Hotel
  • Reverence Hotel 
  • Royal Hotel
  • Station Hotel


  • Green’s Ballroom
  • Orama Ballroom
  • O'Shea's Victor Ballroom
  • Federal Hall


  • Bunnies Nightclub


  • Bradmans
  • Capri
  • Clarkes
  • Footscray Bowl
  • Forges
  • Sam’s Coffee Pot
  • T.Cavallaro & Sons
  • Whitner Shoes
  • Snooker/ Billiards

To submit your image please complete the submission form below where you may upload up to four images by selecting the "Add next" button. To give context to your image please provide a brief description in the area provided along with an approximate year of when the image was taken and if known its source. 

Submissions are open until 5pm on Friday 23 August 2024.

Please note, if the file size of your image exceeds the allowable maximum in the submission form below, please contact us for an alternative method for you to send in your submission.  Please contact Council's City Experience and Visitation team by phoning 9688 0200 or send an email to

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  • Monday, 27 May 2024 | 12:00 AM - Friday, 01 November 2024 | 11:59 PM


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