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2000/69/11 Poster, screenprint, 'Stepping out with the Emus on a typical Aussie Day', paper, Matilda Graphics, Chippendale, Australia, 1979-1981. Click to enlarge.

'Stepping out with the Emus on a typical Aussie Day' screenprinted poster by Matilda Graphics

Designed
Coloured political poster, printed using photo screen printing techiniques. The poster is printed in vertical format and the images have been divided into seven different sized rectangular sections. The largest section features a woman wearing an Emu knit jumper, on either side of her stands an illustration of an emu. Printing in the background of this section is the pattern for the jumper design.

Summary

Object No.

2000/69/11

Object Statement

Poster, screenprint, 'Stepping out with the Emus on a typical Aussie Day', paper, Matilda Graphics, Chippendale, Australia, 1979-1981

Physical Description

Coloured political poster, printed using photo screen printing techiniques. The poster is printed in vertical format and the images have been divided into seven different sized rectangular sections. The largest section features a woman wearing an Emu knit jumper, on either side of her stands an illustration of an emu. Printing in the background of this section is the pattern for the jumper design.

Marks

Printed into image "Stepping Out with the Emus / on a Typical Aussie Day... / Remember / my Dear, we / live behind / enemy lines. / You mean / Nationalism / wont / help me? / don't be MAD.. / ...and smiling / at them wont / help either / THATS HOW THEY GOT THE COUNTRY STARTED / BOOTS AND ALL, AND NOT HALF-HEARTED'.

Studio mark in image "Matilda / Graphics / 21 Shepherd St / CHIPPENDALE / N.S.W. 2008 / 2122558"

Dimensions

Width

575 mm

Production

Notes

Matilda Graphics. Matilda Graphics operated in Sydney from 1979 to 1981.

Printed by Matilda Graphics, Chippendale, Sydney.

History

Notes

The donor bought and collected posters, particularly political posters and posters dealing with women in the workplace, during the time she was Senior Project Officer, Community Arts Board (CAB), Australia Council 1980-1987 and Director, Community Cultural Development Board (CCDB), Australia Council, 1987-1993. The posters currently on offer have been selected by the curator from the donor's personal collection.
The CAB and CCDB had a national role to support community-based screen printing workshops like Garage Graphix, Red Letter, Another Planet and Lucifoil and encouraged and supported community-based sponsor organizations to produce posters. The program was artist-focussed initially and then became community-focused. The donor's role within the organization was principally to help with grant applications and to write policy.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Deborah Mills, 2000

Acquisition Date

7 June 2000

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Stepping out with the Emus on a typical Aussie Day' screenprinted poster by Matilda Graphics 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 November 2022, <https://ma.as/9387>

Wikipedia

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