Melbourne Pride Traders Directory

Midsumma Pride March, 1997 by Virginia Selleck

Our audiences aren't the only ones celebrating Melbourne Pride. Many local traders in the area will be painting the Gertrude and Smith Street precinct in rainbow on 13 February with lots of special events and offers. Avoid missing out on any of the fun and plan your visit using the trader directory.

Melbourne Pride will activate the Fitzroy and Collingwood area with lots of love, pride and party vibes. Directory will be updated regularly up until 13 February.

Australian Print Workshop

210 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

For Melbourne Pride, Australian Print Workshop has commissioned local artist Richard Harding to create a site-specific installation in APW’s windows. First exhibited in 1997, Harding’s series of woodcuts use base colours from the rainbow flag to inspire figurative variations. Each colour offers an allegorical backdrop to represent an aspect of gay life from the mid-1990s. Influenced by expressionist modes of making these subjective male depictions operate as snapshots of narratives from lived experiences.

 

Opening Hours 13 Feb: commissioned site-specific installation by Richard Harding in APW’s windows viewable at all hours; APW Gallery open 11am – 5pm.

Richard Harding is a print-based artist and Senior Lecturer at the School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. With an art practice extending over 35 years, Harding’s oeuvre explores the use of printmaking’s intrinsic qualities of sameness and difference through the multiple with the merging of traditional and contemporary print methods. Harding’s visual research is informed by architectural and queer theory utilising print media, analogue and digital, as vehicles for an ongoing art practice. 

Australian Print Workshop is a unique centre providing both established and emerging artists with access to a wide range of printmaking equipment and expertise in the context of a world-class printmaking workshop. APW fosters the development of printmaking as a vibrant and progressive art form. Through its annual program, the Workshop represents the very best in contemporary printmaking.

 

Builders Arms Hotel

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

To celebrate Melbourne Pride, DJ Miss Goldie will be playing from 3-9pm in the Public Bar. Miss Goldie hosts the soul-filled show, Boss Action, which can be heard on PBS every Saturday night from 7-8pm.

Cuisine options:
Contemporary Australian menu. From casual drinks and snacks, to plated meals and shared plates. 

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 12pm - 11pm 

Chai Shai Cafe

71, Little Smith Street, Fitzroy

Chai Shai as a brand believes in spreading love. We are on a mission of spreading the love of Chai and fresh quality tea blends from India. We would love an opportunity to be part of a festival that believes in love and share our love with the Pride community. We'll be celebrating by decorating the café with Pride colours and hosting a competition with a winning prize of Free Ice Tea for one lucky winner for a year. 

Cuisine:

  • Indian Street Food
  • Fresh Brewed Ice Tea with bubbles
  • Vegan Chai
  • Vegan & Gluten Free Snacks

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 10am-7pm

Cork and Chroma

36 Smith St, Collingwood

Paint your Inner Fabulous at Cork and Chroma, celebrating LGBTQ+ pride, drag artistry, and self-expression through paint. It’s a paint and sip event designed to express all of what makes you fabulous.

  • Paint Your Inner Fabulous with Art Simone : 2-5pm in-studio
  • Paint Your Inner Fabulous on street festival activation with Lazy Susan (11:30am-1:30pm and 2:30-4:30pm) and Simple (5:30-7:30pm).
Opening hours 13 Feb: 2-5pm (studio); 11am-7pm (On street activation)

Evie's Disco Diner

230-232 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

To celebrate Melbourne Pride 2022 and Evie's 4th birthday, Evie's Disco Diner has some gorgeous events in store. Join them for a queen-led Bottomless Brunch from 11am-3pm, complete with two boozy packages to choose from, performances by some of their resident queens, and some of the best local Dj's the north has to offer. Join them in the PM for $4 basics & bubbles ALL NIGHT, complete with more drag excellence and bangers to boot.

Cuisine: Americana Diner-inspired. Snacks, Burgers, Hot Dogs & Fried Chicken. Veg, Vegan & GF options. (Menu available via website)

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am-1am

The Grace Darling Hotel

114 Smith St, Collingwood

Cuisine: Pub classics e.g. burgers, parma, chips etc

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am - 1 am

Massie’s Pizza

9-11 Peel St, Collingwood

Cuisine: Wood fired pizza

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am - 1am

ROXXI & SIOUX TATTOO & BARBER SHOP

92 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Expect 12 hours of humming activity at Roxxi and Sioux Tattoo and Barber Shop for Melbourne Pride. Roxx's Pop-Up Cocktail Bar will be in full swing, with a mix of their usual offerings, as well as an exhibition of new works from artist Denby, and lots of vouchers to giveaway including:

  • 20% off all Sass + Co. Body skincare products
  • 10% off all barber services

Opening Hours 13 Feb: Midday - Midnight

"So excited to exhibit a collection of new works. Sculptural reconfigerings of discarded toys and waste plastic reflect on gender politics and criticize social norms in the disposable age". Denby (DVISN Digital).
 

Stick It Grill

4 Smith St, Collingwood

Cuisine:

  • Medditeranean grill & salads
  • Healthy wraps
  • Vegetarian/Vegan options
  • Gluten free options
  • Keto options

Opening hours 13 Feb: 12pm–8:30pm.

Token Toasties

385 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Happy smiling service with pumping pop-punk tunes! Token Toasties is a small venue pumping out classic and vegan toasties with surprisingly good coffee! Token Toasties are the best way to prepare for pride. 

Melbourne Pride deal: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE on top selling Toasties

Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, gluten free, beer, wine, coffee

Not taking away? Book a table! Call 0468857673 or DM @tokentoasties

Opening Hours 13 Feb: 9am - 3pm

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