OZ magazine

Made by The Times Press, 1964.

OZ magazine consisting of sixteen A4 size pages, printed in black ink on white paper, stapled together. The cover features a photographic image of three young men using a bronze sculpture as a urinal, in an accompanying caption the sculpture by Tom Bass, which decorates the facade of the P & O building, Hunter Street, Sydney, is described as the “Tom Bass urinal” a public convenience for “P & O’ing”. Contains text and illustrations of a satirical nature, addressing political and social issues of...

Summary

Object No.

94/228/4

Physical Description

OZ magazine consisting of sixteen A4 size pages, printed in black ink on white paper, stapled together. The cover features a photographic image of three young men using a bronze sculpture as a urinal, in an accompanying caption the sculpture by Tom Bass, which decorates the facade of the P & O building, Hunter Street, Sydney, is described as the "Tom Bass urinal" a public convenience for "P & O'ing". Contains text and illustrations of a satirical nature, addressing political and social issues of the time.

Marks

Printed on the front cover: "OZ/ No. 6... FEBRUARY/ 1/3"; Editorial information printed on page 12: "Editors: Richard Neville, Richard/ Walsh./ Art Director: Martin Sharp/... Published by `OZ Publications Ink Limited/ 16 Hunter Street, Sydney, BW 4197; XM1448"/ OZ is not sponsored by an instit/ -ution, organisation or pressure/ group - it is the only genuinely inde-/pendent magazine in Australia".; Printed on back page "The Times Press, 3-13 Queen St., Sydney". Handwritten in blue ink on cover: "VANESSA DEANS" and "*" marking the cover photo, "*" also marks articles on pages 7, 13 and 16 (these are the articles that were considered obscene).

Dimensions

Height

275 mm

Width

203 mm

Production

Notes

Art direction and original art work by Martin Sharp.

The magazine was published by Oz Publications Ink Limited, of Hunter Street, Sydney, and printed by The Times Press, Sydney.

February 1964, publication date

Made

The Times Press 1964

Designed

Sharp, Martin null

History

Notes

Magazine was purchased by the donor, for personal use, at the time of publication.

The cover, and content of this issue caused the publishers to face trial on an obscenity charge.

Owned

Mack, Vanessa

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Vanessa Mack

Acquisition Date

19 October 1994

Cite this Object

Harvard

OZ magazine 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/140771>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/140771 |title=OZ magazine |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 November 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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