Celebrating a unique part of La Trobe University's social activism heritage, the Exhibit D(emonstration) exhibition opened on Wednesday 5 August at the Writer's Block cafe on the Melbourne Campus.
Curatored by eight alumni and friends of La Trobe, Exhibit D showcases selected works from a collection of women's rights, Indigenous land rights and political activist posters from the Stewart Fraser Poster Collection.The collection includes more than 3,800 posters from the 1960s to the 1980s and reflects La Trobe's unique and pioneering beginnings and our progressive social values.
Each guest curator has selected a poster and provided a personal reflection on their chosen art work. These reflections are currently on display, alongside the chosen artwork at the collective exhibition that will run at the Writer's Block from 5 August to 17 September 2015.
The exhibition will then go on tour to the Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo from 1 October to 1 November 2015.
Our guest curators and their chosen posters are:
- Mr Charles Nodrum – Carnival for soft energy
- Mr Jefa Greenaway – Commemoration of the Aboriginal flag (pictured above with Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University)
- Emeritus Professor Robert Manne – Make this Fraser's last budget
- Ms Julie Miller‐Markoff – Smash racism
- Mr John Richards OAM – Part-timers need libraries and books
- Ms Kate Herd – Fat Rat October activities at La Trobe
- Ms Tricia Caswell – Rally poster for International Women's Day
- Ms Samantha Hunter – Campus childcare
Exhibit D(emonstration) is the next in our successful series: Exhibit A(lumni).