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2016/47/10 Posters (2), 'Stop the boats!', paper / ink, designed and made by Peter Drew, Adelaide, South Australia, 2016. Click to enlarge.

Poster, 'STOP the BOATS', designed by Peter Drew

Artist
This is one of a series of posters placed around Australia as part of awareness raising campaigns, 'Real Aussies say welcome' and 'What is a real Aussie' started by Adelaide street artist, Peter Drew. In this poster Drew has used an18th century sailing ship, focusing on the impact of British immigration on Aboriginal Australians.The placing of posters in public spaces is Drew's way of drawing attention to Australia's immigration issues and a direct response to the Australian government's 'Stop …

Summary

Object No.

2016/47/10

Object Statement

Posters (2), 'Stop the boats!', paper / ink, designed and made by Peter Drew, Adelaide, South Australia, 2016

Physical Description

Two screen printed coloured posters that have an image of an 18th century sailing boat on a brown base with black text. The text reads 'Australia says, STOP the BOATS to avoid an Aboriginal Genocide STOP Great Britain's illegal migration to Australia' .

Marks

Maker's signature on reverse, handwritten in thick black ink 'Peter Drew2016'

Dimensions

Height

910 mm

Width

602 mm

Production

Notes

The maker of this poster is Peter Drew, an Adelaide-based artist.

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, 'STOP the BOATS', designed by Peter Drew 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 14 June 2021, <https://ma.as/540964>

Wikipedia

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