Aussie Posters - Peter Drew
Aussie Posters - Peter Drew
Aussie Posters - Peter Drew
Aussie Posters - Peter Drew
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Aussie Posters - Peter Drew

By now you will have seen Peter Drew's posters on the streets of Melbourne or in other places around Australia. You may have wondered how they got there, who made them and why.

Peter is an Adelaide based artist with a dual degree in Fine Arts and Psychology, he chooses the street rather the walls of a gallery to display his work.

Through his work, he examines our collective identity, seeking to bring us together rather than separate us. 

The most well known of his works is the "Aussie" poster series. These images are drawn from the National archive. Each one featuring the face of a person denied citizenship during the period of our history when the White Australia Policy was used to determine who could become an Australian.  Using these images Drew reminds us of the cruelty of our immigration policy excluding people who have made Australia their home, building community and contributing to the economy.

“I like to exhibit my art on the street because public space is a great equaliser, and it’s also an ancient forum. When you address the public through the street you’re entering into a tradition that emphasises our fundamental freedom of expression, over the value of property... I enjoy examining our collective identities and my aim is always to emphasize the connections that bind up, rather than the fractures that divide us.”

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  • Each poster is screen printed by hand onto 80gsm Kraft paper and signed by the artist.
  • Posters measure 60 x 90cm
  • Limited stock instore
  • Images shown courtesy of peterdrewarts.com