“It was a separate group with its own norms and its own values. Punk wasn’t a violent thing. It was mostly people just wanting to hang out together and have a laugh.” Jane Dambrauskas, 80s punk
What you wore was often much more than a simple fashion choice in the 1980s. The decade saw a burst of subcultures, with clothing, music and venue the distinctive ‘badges’ of the different urban tribes. Some were revivals of earlier subcultures, like rockabilly and mods, and others like goths and hip hop were completely new phenomena.
Videos from the exhibition