Ink in the Blood chronicles the newspaper industry's daily race against time to reflect the city's life and personality through a collection of photographs, illustrations, cartoons and glass plate transparencies.
The newspaper industry has been integral to every aspect of Melbourne's development since the 1840s. "Ink in the Blood reflects on the days when Melbourne's newspaper titans dominated the market and were the sole conduits of local, national and international news for our city.
Curated by journalist Andrew Stephens, Ink in the Blood features artwork by cartoonist Ron Tandberg, photographers Angus O'Callaghan and Mark Strizic, illustrator Kenny Pittock and painter Stephen Armstrong. In addition to images of newsboys and a series of original glass plate transparencies, a Germaine Greer press pass and other artefacts from the City Collection will be on display.