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Royal Nuclear Show 1 : what will it be like... / [Toni Robertson]
Bib ID 6261023
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Author
Robertson, Toni, 1953- artist
 
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Description [Adelaide] : [Experimental Art Foundation], [1981] 
1 poster : colour ; 82 x 58 cm 
Summary

A seven colour screen printed poster from the anti-nuclear series parodying the Sydney Royal Easter Show produced while Toni Robertson was artist in residence at the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide in 1981. Features a scene from a Royal Show. This poster introduces the series with text reading: "What will it be like.... when everybody knows the dangers and the failures of nuclear technology, but so much money has been invested they still have to sell it? An exercise in advertising for a resinsitised consumer." The image shows people waiting to get into the show. Signs above the turnstiles read "Queue for security inspection, have I.D. card ready, unemployed use side entrances." Two policemen are marching away a protestor, with one of them stomping on a placard with "please help" written in red. Enclosed by a white border with title of work handwritten in pencil at lower left corner.

Notes

Caption title.

At foot of poster: "The Royal Nuclear Family - 1"

"What will it be like...when everybody know the dangers and failures of nuclear technology, but so much money has been invested that the still have to sell it?" "an exercise in advertising for a resensitised consumer"

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Library's copy has rubber cement stains and holes from hanging eyelets, and should be replaced if possible.

Subjects Antinuclear movement -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Disarmament -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Peace -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
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