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.
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.
- 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 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).
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
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
- Medditeranean grill & salads
- Healthy wraps
- Vegetarian/Vegan options
- Gluten free options
- Keto options
Opening hours 13 Feb: 12pm–8:30pm.
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