The Resource Poster Boy

Poster Boy

Label
Poster Boy
Title
Poster Boy
Statement of responsibility
Peter Drew
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When you’re sneaking around the city at night you feel like a kid again. The seriousness of the world is unmasked as a series of facades, dead objects just waiting to be painted. I was immediately hooked. Out on the street I could say anything I wanted. So what did I want to say?Peter Drew’s posters are a familiar sight across Australia – his ‘Real Australians Say Welcome’ and ‘Aussie’ campaigns took on lives of their own, attaining cult status and starting conversations all over the country. But who made them, and why?In this irresistible and unexpected memoir, Peter Drew searches for the answers to these questions. He traces the links between his creative and personal lives, and discovers surprising parallels between Australia’s dark, unacknowledged past and the unspoken conflict at the core of his own family
Summary
Artist Peter Drew wanted a better Australia. In 2013, frustrated at the political discussion around asylum seekers, he put up a poster, commenting on Australia's offshore detention. What followed was an outpouring of community support, and a national, then global, following for his art. As Peter's profile rose, he began to question his beliefs - a struggle that led to destructive behaviour and affected his relationships. When compelled to face a painful family legacy, Peter realised that his behaviour and his motivation to make art shared a common thread- his father. Their relationship had been shaped by an outdated Australian machismo - a mix of bravado, inadequacy and shame that not only affects sons and their fathers, but informs social relations more broadly. Told with humour, sincerity and an attentive eye, Peter's story is both intimate and inclusive, drawing a parallel between personal relationships and Australia's national narratives.
Biography type
autobiography
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10788295
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drew, Peter
Dewey number
700
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of art and politics
Label
Poster Boy
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLI_635158
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743820841
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Poster Boy
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLI_635158
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781743820841
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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