Item #CL205-53 The Royal Nuclear Show [Sydney]. Toni Robertson, b.1953 Aust.
The Royal Nuclear Show [Sydney]
The Royal Nuclear Show [Sydney]
The Royal Nuclear Show [Sydney]
The Royal Nuclear Show [Sydney]
The Royal Nuclear Show [Sydney]
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The Royal Nuclear Show [Sydney]

1981. Set of six colour screenprints, each titled and numbered in pencil in lower margin, 82.3 x 58.1cm. One poster has slight foxing and crinkles to lower portion, minor surface loss and repaired tears to lower margin. All posters are linen-backed.

Captions include:

(1) “What will it be like when everybody knows the dangers and the failures of nuclear technology, but so much money has been invested that they still have to sell it? An exercise in advertising for a resensitised [sic] consumer”;

(2) “Shooting Gallery”;

(3) “Meet the nuclear family! Bomblet, the baby nuke. This little boy was conceived as a low yield weapon for use in limited theatre war” and “‘Little boy’ was the name given to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima”;

(4) “Protect and survive: nuclear fallout shelters” and “The Police State, NSW”;

(5) “Harrisburg Ghost Train. The ultimate thrill!”;

(6) “Nuclear Power. What will it be like?”

A set is held in the National Library of Australia with the comment that the six posters are an “anti-nuclear series parodying the Sydney Royal Easter Show, produced while Toni Robertson was artist in residence at the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide in 1981.” A set is also held in the National Gallery of Australia.

Item #CL205-53

Price (AUD): $6,600.00  other currencies

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