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2016/47/8 Posters (2), 'MONGA KHAN 1916 AUSSIE FOLK HERO', paper / ink, designed and made by Peter Drew, Adelaide, South Australia, 2016. Click to enlarge.

Poster, 'Monga Khan', designed by Peter Drew

Artist
This poster is from a series that Adelaide street artist, Peter Drew used to draw attention to the debate around migration. The poster features Monga Khan, one of thousands of people who applied for exemptions to the White Australia Policy in the1920s. Cameleers, hawkers and other traders were granted exemptions because their work was essential to Australia's growing economy and for 70 years they played a crucial role.

The placing of posters in public spaces is Drew's way of drawing attention …

Summary

Object No.

2016/47/8

Object Statement

Posters (2), 'MONGA KHAN 1916 AUSSIE FOLK HERO', paper / ink, designed and made by Peter Drew, Adelaide, South Australia, 2016

Physical Description

Two colour screen printed posters that have an image of Monga Khan with the words 'MONGA KHAN 1916 AUSSIE FOLK HERO' printed over in white in capital letters. The posters have rounded edges. Mr Khan's headwear is printed in red.

Marks

Maker's signature on reverse, handwritten in black ink 'Peter Drew 2016'

Dimensions

Height

905 mm

Width

603 mm

Production

Notes

The maker of this poster is Peter Drew, an Adelaide-based artist. He has screen printed the poster onto brown kraft paper and signed it.

History

Notes

Purchased from the artist as part of the'Real Aussies Say Welcome' collection.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds from the MAAS Foundation, 2016

Acquisition Date

18 November 2016

Cite this Object

Harvard

Poster, 'Monga Khan', designed by Peter Drew 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 14 June 2021, <https://ma.as/540961>

Wikipedia

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