Poster

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Registration number
40127
Item name
Poster 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Nuuna  
Associated cultural group
Nuunuckle - Nughie people, Quandamooka 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Moreton Bay region
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
September 04, 1995 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Australian Council of Trade Unions 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Colour poster, 710 x 430mm, 'Discrimination at Work is an Industrial Issue'. Dominated by a painting by Nuuna, a female artist of the Nuunuckle-Nughie people of the Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) region - a snake encircles a large rectangle, within which is the caption lettering; a stylised sun is in the upper right corner with long radiating flares; and a series of concentric circles composed of white and yellow dots and red lines is placed on the left, near the middle of the painting's length. It is interpreted as: 'The serpent represents a cultural awareness. The circle represents unity amongst all races, religions and sexes. The sun empowers our spiritual energy to help bring unity into balance. Unity is the vision of the future whether at work, home or in the community.'

Research notes

Posters 40127 to 40129 are a series of three anti-discrimination / anti-racism posters selected from the 'Bold Type' poster-art competition and exhibition conducted by the Queensland Branch of the ACTU, which was only open to Queensland based indigenous artists. All the entries and the winning poster series werer launched at the Queenslan Museum on 3 August 1995.

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