Toni ROBERTSON, Protect and survive Enlarge 1 /1


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1953

Protect and survive 1981
Collection Title: The royal nuclear show
Page: no.4
Place made: Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from four hand-cut and three photo-stencils Support: 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 printed image in black pencil, 'THE ROYAL NUCLEAR SHOW - 4'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 77.6 h x 51.6 w cm sheet 82.6 h x 58.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.1803.4
Subject: Anti-nuclear/Atomic issues
Image rights: © Toni Robertson
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Canberra, 1982'.