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An Australian in Bali [picture] : a travelling exhibition of the National Library of Australia
Bib ID 6192660
Format PicturePicture
Description [Canberra, A.C.T] : National Library of Australia, 1995 
<13> posters : col. ill. ; 91 x 61 cm. 
Summary

A set of thirteen posters or panels about the life and work of Donald Friend during his time in Bali. They were produced by the National Library of Australia in 1995 for a travelling exhibition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Indonesian Declaration of Independence in 1945, for the then Labor government’s ‘Australia Today’ year of cultural promotion in Indonesia. The set was displayed in the Australian Embassy in Indonesia, and later in Bali. They feature illustrations and paintings by Donald Friend, excerpts from his writing, and reproduce pages from his diaries with accompanying text and photographs of Donald Friend in Bali. The set of posters comprises twelve numbered posters, and one title poster. The set of posters were designed to be a self contained and hard wearing exhibition - each poster is laminated with a matte finish, and has a metal eyelet in each corner for hanging.

Full contents
  • Title poster: "An Australian in Bali - a travelling exhibition of the National Library of Australia. Prepared in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Indonesian Declaration of Independence in 1945. Presenting copious extracts from the diaries and manuscripts of the reneowned Australian artist and traveller Donald Friend which are held in the celebrated collections of the National Library of Australia and which give profuse examples of his skill, wit & picaresque panache."
  • Poster 1: "Everybody in Bali seems to be an artist" Donald Friend the diarist
  • Poster 2: "It was a delight to sit amongst the beautiful warm people."
  • Poster 3: "You could call them superstitious landscapes." Donald Friend the artist
  • Poster 4: "When I return to Bali." Donald Friend the traveller
  • Poster 5: "I am very content to be here"
  • Poster 6: "Art has kept its tremendous force." Donald Friend the collector
  • Poster 7: "Their language has no word for foreigner, but one that means a guest." Donald Friend the interpreter of Bali
  • Poster 8: "In every Balinese house you will find a plethora of these creatures." Donald Friend the maker of manuscripts
  • Poster 9: "Fighting cocks, like fools fashions are seen everywhere."
 
Notes

Caption title.

At foot of title poster: "Exhibition Curator: Michael Richards Exhibition Designer: Kathy Jakupec © Estate of Donald Friend and National Library of Australia, 1995"

Subjects Friend, Donald, 1915-1989 -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  National Library of Australia -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  Expatriate artists -- Indonesia -- Bali -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  Art, Australian -- 20th century -- Posters.  |  Artists -- Australia -- Biography -- Posters.  |  Authors, Australian -- Biography -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Bali Island (Indonesia) -- Description and travel.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Friend, Donald, 1915-1989  |  Richards, Michael, 1952-  |  Jakupec, Kathy  |  National Library of Australia
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