Powerhouse Museum Collection Search 2.53
Category history:
   

Support the Powerhouse with a tax-deductible gift

Make a donation

Make a donation

Make a donation
Pictorials > Advertising posters

+ 2010/49/4 Poster, 'Bob Dylan on Columbia...
+ 2010/57/1 Advertising posters (9), 'TV W...
+ 2010/57/1-1 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/57/1-2 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/57/1-3 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/57/1-4 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/57/1-5 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/57/1-6 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/57/1-7 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/57/1-8 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/57/1-9 Advertising poster, 'TV Week...
+ 2010/63/1 Poster, 'Marimekko', paper, ph...
+ 2010/63/2 Poster, 'Thesaurus', paper, de...
+ 2010/63/3 Poster, 'Tin Man', paper, desi...
+ 2012/99/1 Poster, 'Chevron Hotel Sydney ...
+ 2012/103/1 Poster, 'The Matrix', paper, ...
+ 2013/50/1 Advertising poster, 'Sharp Unl...
+ 2013/120/190 Poster, Meccano Action Cont...
+ 2013/120/191 Poster, Meccano Action Cont...
+ 2007/48/1 Music poster, Flowers, paper /...
+ 2007/48/2 Music poster, I'm Talking, pap...
+ 2007/48/3 Music poster, Regular Records ...
+ 2007/48/4 Music poster, Club Hoy, lamina...
+ 2007/50/81 Poster, Joe Cocker, metal / g...
+ 2007/50/82 Poster, Richard Clapton, pape...
+ 2007/50/83 Poster, Kylie Minogue 'Light ...
+ 2007/50/84 Poster, The Hard-Ons, paper /...
+ 2007/50/85 Poster, Warumpi Band, composi...
+ 2007/50/87 Poster, 33 years of Festival ...
+ 2007/50/88 Poster, 'Festival's Rolling R...
+ 2007/50/92 Poster, Jimmy Little, paper, ...
+ 2007/50/93 Poster, NoKTuRNL, paper, made...
+ 2007/50/94 Poster, Kylie Minogue, 'Fever...
+ 2007/56/4 Poster, 'You don't have to be ...
+ 2007/56/5 Posters (2), 'Hot Crusifixon D...
+ 2007/56/6 Posters (3), 'Films on Black A...
+ 2007/56/8 Posters (2), 'Matchbox & Austr...
+ 2007/56/9 Poster, 'Women's Films', scree...
+ 2007/56/10 Posters (2), 'The 4th annual ...
+ 2007/56/11 Posters (9), 'Films by women'...
+ 2007/56/14 Poster, 'I.W.D Dance', screen...
+ 2007/56/15 Poster, 'D'Oyley Disco', scre...
+ 2007/56/17 Posters (2), 'Repeating Patte...
+ 2007/56/18 Poster, 'Brazilian Carnival C...
+ 2007/56/19 Poster, 'Dead God Dance', scr...
+ 2007/56/20 Posters (2), 'The Sydney Univ...
+ 2007/56/23 Posters (2), 'Woolloomooloo',...
+ 2007/56/24 Poster, 'Shit hot!!!', screen...
+ 2007/56/28 Posters (2), 'Stiletto', pape...
+ 2007/56/31 Poster, 'Tuesday is our badmi...


Poster, 'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984', 1984
zoom image

Object statement
Poster, 'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984', screenprint on floral wallpaper, designed by David McDiarmid, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (until 1989 the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras) originated in June 1978 as a political demonstration march advocating the civil rights of homosexual people in Australia. The Mardi Gras has since become an annual calendar of events in which the Mardi Gras parade (February/March) and the Sleaze Ball (September/October) are the headline events. The Mardi Gras parade is one of Sydney's most spectacular annual festivals with state, national and international appeal.

These posters complement the Museum's extensive collection of Mardi Gras posters, the earliest dating from the late 1970s. The posters demonstrate the role of grassroots activism, cultural development and graphic design in the gay community and wider Australian society as well as the major annual events that the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras contribute to the community and cultural life of Sydney and Australia.

David McDiarmid (1952-1995) was an artist, designer and outspoken AIDS activist, who studied film (and design) at RMIT. The AIDS epidemic became the focus of his creative output. He was also a director of the Mardi Gras workshops from 1988-1990. McDiarmid's designs for the 1992 ACON safe sex posters and postcards were highly effective and established him as one of the most outstanding activist artist's in Australia. His art and graphic design fought the war against intolerance and prejudice against gay people and people with AIDS. McDiarmid died of AIDS on 25 May 1995.

Peter Tully was one of Australia's most significant artist/designers working in the field of jewellery and clothing. He used contemporary materials to explore the primitive and tribal behaviour patterns of post-industrial society and called this work 'Urban Tribalwear'. This exhibition poster, designed by McDiarmid, is indicative of his experimentations with mixed media and the collaborative relationship between the two designers.

Leah Domanski
April 2008
The poster was designed by David McDiarmid in Sydney in 1984.
Used as an advertising poster for the 1984 David McDiarmid and Peter Tully exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, Sydney.

 This text content licensed under CC BY-NC.

Description
Poster, 'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984', screenprint on floral wallpaper, designed by David McDiarmid, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984

Black design printed in vertical format on floral wallpaper. A large rectangle of black printing features curling, overlapping letters (including stars and arrows) read 'DAVID / MCDIARMID / PETER / TULLY / 1984'. Below the rectangle details of an exhibition are printed in black capital letters which read 'DAVID MCDIARMID & PETER TULLY 1984 / AT ROSLYN OXLEY9 13-20 1 MACDONALD ST / PADDINGTON AND TUES-SAT 11-6/MAY 31-JUNE 16'.

Made: McDiarmid, David; Sydney, New South Wales; 1984
Marks
5 pieces of grey duct tape are attached to the reverse side.
2008/129/5
Production date
1984
Height
766 mm
Width
518 mm

 This text content licensed under CC BY-SA.
Acquisition credit line
Gift of Ron Smith, 2008
Subjects
+ Australian graphic design
+ Gay and Lesbian culture
+ HIV/AIDS
+ McDiarmid, David
+ Tully, Peter
+ Mardi Gras
Short persistent URL
Concise link back to this object: http://from.ph/379503
Cite this object in Wikipedia
Copy and paste this wiki-markup:

{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/379503 |title=Poster, 'David McDiarmid & Peter Tully 1984' |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=19 April 2014 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


Copyright
Images on this site are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort has been made to trace the Copyright holders, we would be grateful for any information concerning Copyright of the images and we will withdraw them immediately on Copyright holder's request.
Object viewed 4741 times. Parent IRN: 2132. Master IRN: 2132 Img: 230263 Flv: H:4677px W:3290px SMO:0 RIGHTS:.