Poster

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Registration number
40129
Item name
Poster 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Gumbula (John Smith)  
Associated cultural group
Waka-Waka 
Place
Australia > Australia > > >
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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 is a crime in the workplace.' Dominated by a painting by Gumbula (John Smith) of the Waka-Waka tribe. There is a series of joined, concentric white circles overlain by a stylised sketch of high rise / office buildings and the lettering 'Equality is our right.' Scattered around the painting are 'U' shaped motifs. A key to the symbols provided by the artist explains that the white concentric circles represent meeting places, sacred places or town and city; the lines joining these circles are travelling tracks to and from places; and the 'U' shaped motifs represent people.

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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