• Polish poster art 1952–84. Photo: Viki Petherbridge

    Jan Lenica, Alban Berg Wozzeck, 1964, poster for a performance of Austrian opera Wozzeck, offset lithograph, 97 x 67.5 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Gerard Herbst 1996. 1996.3729 © Unknown. All reasonable attempts made to identify the copyright owner(s). Please contact us if you can assist.

  • Forum: Plakat Polski

    Polish poster art 1952–84

    Tuesday 30 Apr 2013, 6.00- 7.30pm
    Alain Le Quernec, Mark Gowing and Geoff Wallis


    The Potter in partnership with agIdeas is presenting a panel of designers and experts at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

    Join eminent award-winning designers Alain Le Quernec (France) and Mark Gowing (Aust), and curator Geoff Wallis (Aust), for a discussion about the printed poster, its unique status as both art and design, and the special characteristics of the influential mid-20th century Polish Poster School.  

    Polish poster art 1952-84 features sixty-five postersdrawn from Gerard Herbst Poster Collection. Beyond compare in Australia, the collection is one of the few major public collections of Polish posters outside of Poland.

    Convener: Kate Scott, principal and creative director of Streamer design and communication. Streamer builds brands, strategies and creative projects for clients including Melbourne Museum, the City of Melbourne and Rio Tinto. 

    Speakers include

    Alain Le Quernec, distinguished professor of art and eminent graphic designer, lives in Quimper, France, working mainly for cultural, social and political purposes. Alain is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and participates as a presenter and jury member at graphic design festivals and competitions around the world.

    Alain will be speaking as part of agIdeas International Design Forum.

    Mark Gowing is the first ever Australian designer to win the gold medal at the prestigious Warsaw International Poster Biennale. He has received numerous international awards including New York Type Directors Club excellence awards and Tokyo Type Directors Club excellence awards. Mark is a member of the agIdeas advisory panel and director of the Australian Poster Biennale.

    Geoff Wallis is honorary research fellow at the University of Ballarat where from 1971 to 2007 he lectured in art history and theory. Geoff is curator of the current touring exhibition Got the message? 50 years of political posters (2013, Art Gallery of Ballarat).

    This is a free event. Seats are strictly limited, booking essential.

    Please RSVP by clicking orange box above.

    agIdeas International Design Week is one of the largest and most prestigious design festivals in the world. Established in 1991 by Ken Cato and developed and presented by the Design Foundation in Melbourne, agIdeas offers an extraordinary program of events that celebrates design excellence and promotes the value of design-driven innovation.


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