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2008/185/4 Poster, rock music, Rumanastone, paper, maker unknown, Australia, used by Australian Rock Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000. Click to enlarge.

Rumanastone poster

Made in Australia, Oceania, 2000.
This poster has significance as a record of music in youth culture around the turn of the 21st century. It helps to illustrate how poster art was used to communicate information to a mass audience about rock music performers and specifically to promote concerts and CDs.

Rumanastone were a three-piece rock band. Their first recording, the EP 'Sweet', was a do-it-yourself effort, before the band was signed to Mushroom Records. Airplay on Triple J helped to raise their profile. 'The Sound' was their second EP. In 2002 they released the album 'By Design'.

Coming from a collection of posters that Peta Wilcox accumulated through her extensive contacts in the music business, this poster helps to document the work of the Australian Rock Company (ARC), which Wilcox established in 1984 as a not-for-profit cultural organisation, to develop cultural activities for young people. The ARC has promoted general access performances by professional Australian rock music artists, often in isolated suburban and regional centres that are deprived of cultural activities for youth. Since the 1980s the ARC has presented up to 500 shows and workshops, many for under 18s and all-age audiences, providing entertainment that is both contemporary and relevant. These have taken place in community venues around the country, in association with schools, community groups and local councils. Wilcox worked with a public-spirited, entrepreneurial passion to create entertainment opportunities for young people and to generate gigs for local bands. The ARC's initiatives developed leisure activities for young people in a non-alcohol environment. This has helped many young music fans experience the excitement of rock 'n' roll concerts without the presence of alcohol as a signifier of cultural status.

Peter Cox
Curator
May 2008

Summary

Object No.

2008/185/4

Object Statement

Poster, rock music, Rumanastone, paper, maker unknown, Australia, used by Australian Rock Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

Physical Description

Poster, rock music, Rumanastone, paper, maker unknown, Australia, used by Australian Rock Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

Poster with yellow background and a colour photograph of the three members of Rumanastone. Text: 'Rumanastone. The Sound. New EP available now'. Mushroom logo.

Marks

Mushroom logo on front. 'Rumanastone' written on back.

Dimensions

Height

590 mm

Width

420 mm

Production

Made

Australia, Oceania 2000

Notes

Designer and maker unknown.

History

Notes

This is part of a collection of posters, stickers and promotional cards accumulated by Peta Wilcox, of the Australian Rock Company, from bands, bookers and record companies through her extensive contacts within the music industry.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Australian Rock Company Ltd, 2008

Acquisition Date

8 September 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Rumanastone poster 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 11 August 2020, <https://ma.as/383162>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/383162 |title=Rumanastone poster |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=11 August 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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