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The life of Patrick White / [National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 6298788
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Description [Canberra] : National Library of Australia, 2012 
1 poster : colour ; 60 x 42 cm 
Summary

Colour lithographic poster advertising an exhibition about the life of Patrick White, which marks 100 years since the birth of Australia’s only Nobel Laureate in Literature. The exhibition looks at White’s life through the places he lived. It is drawn mostly from the National Library of Australia’s vast collection of papers – despite the fact that White repeatedly maintained he had destroyed them. In 2006, White’s literary agent Barbara Mobbs offered the NLA a rich collection of his papers, from letters to notebooks to photos – many of which are featured in the exhibition. The exhibition not only tells the story of White in all his guises, it also provides great insight into the post-war Australian arts scene – straight from the man who was often its star attraction. The poster image is a portrait of Patrick White, seated in front of The Galaxy painted by Sidney Nolan. The poster caption is in white set on a red background. At the foot of the poster are the exhibition details and its sponsors.

Notes

Caption title.

"13 April-8 July 2012 National Library of Australia"--At left foot of poster.

"13 August-28 October 2012 State Library of New South Wales"--At left foot of poster.

Axel Poignant (1906-1986): Portrait of Patrick White in front of Sidney Nolan's Galaxy ; (detail) 1963 ; silver gelatin print ; MS 9982 Series 19 ; National Library of Australia"--Photograph details at left foot of poster.

Exhibition sponsors: Australian Government, National Collecting Institutions Touring & Outreach Program ; Nelson Meers Foundation ; State Library of New South Wales ; National Library of Australia.

Subjects White, Patrick, 1912-1990 -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  National Library of Australia -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  Novelists, Australian -- 20th century -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  Dramatists, Australian -- 20th century -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  Library exhibits -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Facsimile of Poignant, Axel, 1906-1986. Portrait of Patrick White in front of Sidney Nolan's Galaxy  |  National Library of Australia. Exhibitions, issuing body, sponsoring body  |  State Library of New South Wales, sponsoring body  |  Nelson Meers Foundation, sponsoring body  |  Australia. Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport. National Collecting Institutions Touring & Outreach Program, sponsoring body
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