Poster, ‘David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984’

Made by McDiarmid, David in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984.

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.



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

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'.


766 mm
518 mm


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


Gift of Ron Smith, 2008
20 June, 2008

Cite this Object

Poster, 'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984' 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 November 2017, <>
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