Toni ROBERTSON, what will it be like... Enlarge 1 /1


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1953

what will it be like... 1981
Collection Title: The royal nuclear show.
Page: no.1
Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, posters, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from four hand-cut and three photo-stencils Support: thin smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run of 230

Edition Notes: The artist notes: I wanted to use the visual seductiveness of a multi-coloured screenprinted surface both to attract people to the posters and as part of the general advertising surface so important to the Show. Colour, particularly red, was used to relate and emphasise different parts within the poster and to bind the series together. Each poster has seven colours printed in the following sequence - pale blue, darker blue, red, pink (hand-cut stencils, grey, transparent yellow and black (photostencils). Two hundred and thirty sets were printed. (Toni Robertoson, 'The Royal Nuclear Show 1979-81' in Virginia Coventry (ed) The critical distance, Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1986, p.179.
Primary Insc: Titled lower left below inage in black pencil, 'THE ROYAL NUCLEAR SHOW - 1'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 77.4 h x 51.5 w cm sheet 82.4 h x 58.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Martin Munz, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1404
Subject: Anti-nuclear/Atomic issues
  • Collection of Martin Munz, Sydney.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Martin Munz, Sydney, October 2007.