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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1953

The royal nuclear show. 1981 Description: a set of 6 screenprints

Collection Title: The royal nuclear show, a set of six screenprints.
Page: collection record
Place made: Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprints, printed in colour inks, each from four hand-cut and three photo-stencils Support: 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.
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.1803.1-6
Subject: Anti-nuclear/Atomic issues
Image rights: © Toni Robertson
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Canberra, 1982'.