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2008/129/5 Poster, 'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984', screenprint on floral wallpaper, designed by David McDiarmid, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984. Click to enlarge.

'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984' poster

Made
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (until 1989 the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras) originated in June 1978 as a political demonstration march advocating the civil rights of homosexual people in Australia. The Mardi Gras has since become an annual calendar of events in which the Mardi Gras parade (February/March) and the Sleaze Ball (September/October) are the headline events. The Mardi Gras parade is one of Sydney's most spectacular annual festivals with state, national and international appeal.

Summary

Object No.

2008/129/5

Object Statement

Poster, 'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984', screenprint on floral wallpaper, designed by David McDiarmid, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984

Physical Description

Black design printed in vertical format on floral wallpaper. A large rectangle of black printing features curling, overlapping letters (including stars and arrows) read 'DAVID / MCDIARMID / PETER / TULLY / 1984'. Below the rectangle details of an exhibition are printed in black capital letters which read 'DAVID MCDIARMID & PETER TULLY 1984 / AT ROSLYN OXLEY9 13-20 1 MACDONALD ST / PADDINGTON AND TUES-SAT 11-6/MAY 31-JUNE 16'.

Marks

5 pieces of grey duct tape are attached to the reverse side.

Dimensions

Height

766 mm

Width

518 mm

Production

Notes

The poster was designed by David McDiarmid in Sydney in 1984.

History

Notes

Used as an advertising poster for the 1984 David McDiarmid and Peter Tully exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, Sydney.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Ron Smith, 2008

Acquisition Date

19 June 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984' poster 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 December 2022, <https://ma.as/379503>

Wikipedia

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