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Jerzy Flisak, 5000 Szachrajki [5000 cheaters], 1983, poster for East German film ‘Die lieben Luder’ offset lithograph, 95.5 x 67.5 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Gerard Herbst 1996. © Unknown. All reasonable attempts made to identify the copyright owner(s). Please contact us if you can assist.
Join Dr Mark Nicholls to view and discuss the distinctive style and unique approach of the Polish film posters of the mid-twentieth century.
Mark Nicholls is a senior lecturer in cinema studies at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Scorsese's men: melancholia and the Mob and has written on film and the Cold War. Mark is a film journalist and worked for many years on ABC Radio and for The Age newspaper. In 2009 he provided the DVD commentary for Summertime (David Lean), Madman Entertainment.
Polish poster art 1952–84 features sixty-five posters from the Polish Poster School, widely recognized as one of the most experimental modern graphic design genres. The works provide a powerful record of poster design, popular culture and the socio-political climate of postwar Poland prior to independence from Soviet control.
More information about the exhibition here.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
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