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1989. Colour screenprint, “Dynamo” studio line in image centre right, 101.7 x 76.2cm. Crazing, repaired minor creases to upper left edge. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Saturday, May 13th – 10pm till morning. Dance to the sound of 10 hot DJs playing ‘back to back’ in pairs throughout the night. Starring Ben Drayton, Pee Wee Ferris, Stephen Ferris, Paul Goodyear, David Harrison, Paul Macfarlane, Bill Morley, Drew Muirhead, Luke Pitt, Tim Ritchie.” Ref: Sydney Rave History.

“RAT [Recreational Arts Team] Parties were a series of large dance parties held in Sydney, Australia during the 1980s and early 1990s. The Powerhouse Museum said that they ‘formed a key element of an emerging subculture’ that was fashion-aware, gay-friendly, appreciated dance music and open, outrageous celebration. Along with the rise of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the success of RAT Parties marked a groundswell of acceptance of Sydney’s gay & lesbian community. RAT parties are credited with introducing the visual performance art of VJing to Australia.” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL190-89

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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