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The Resource Poster boy : a memoir of art and politics, Peter Drew

Poster boy : a memoir of art and politics, Peter Drew

Label
Poster boy : a memoir of art and politics
Title
Poster boy
Title remainder
a memoir of art and politics
Statement of responsibility
Peter Drew
Creator
Author
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. Packed full of Peter Drew's memorable images, Poster Boy is an intelligent, funny and brutally honest dive into the stew of individual, family and national identity. It's about politics and art, and why we need them both. And it's about making a mark
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 Their relationship had been shaped by an outdated Australian machismo - a mix of bravado, inadequacy and shame that not only affects sons and their fathers, but informs social relations more broadly.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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10788295
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drew, Peter
Dewey number
759.994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drew, Peter
  • Drew, Peter
  • Fathers and sons
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Art
  • Posters
  • Political posters
  • Art and popular culture
  • Artists
  • Graphic artists
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of art and politics
Label
Poster boy : a memoir of art and politics, Peter Drew
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065898408
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781760641337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1101375379
Label
Poster boy : a memoir of art and politics, Peter Drew
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065898408
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781760641337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1101375379

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