Many people don’t realise that our curators actively acquire objects for the Museum’s collection. We are going to start featuring our recent acqusitions on the blog. I hope you enjoy them!
This poster is one of several created for Anne Zahalka’s exhibition Homeground!, which was displayed on four Newtown hotels during May 2010.
The poster is significant partly because it results from a collaboration with the Powerhouse Museum. Anne Zahalka first approached the Powerhouse in 2004 with the idea of creating contemporary photographic versions of the pub advertising paintings which adorned the exteriors of NSW hotels from the 1930s to the 1960s. The Powerhouse holds the largest collection of these paintings. The collection formed Anne’s main source material.
(written by Charles Pickett)