2011 AGDA Poster Annual Exhibition
4th October, 2011
They’re big, they’re loud and they’re beautiful.
The AGDA Poster Annual celebrates the grace and tactility of the poster and its power to engage and motivate. The AGDA Poster Annual exhibition is intended to captivate the general public and creative industries with the finest works of Australian graphic designers.
Entrants have been invited to be inspired by the culture of music to create ideological posters. The resulting posters will be exhibited at the Gaffa Gallery in Sydney from October 21.
The poster medium is the cornerstone of graphic design. For the last century it has continued to be the purest form of graphic design for its singular voice. By celebrating the poster we force our gaze away from the fizz and glitz of the contemporary digital scene, the constant blip of the mobile phone and laptop.
Here instead are powerful and vivid images that don’t require you to plug in or log on. The posters are large and immersive, the ideas engaging and inspiring. Over the years the poster works exhibited have been sometimes fun, sometimes challenging and always thought provoking. The standard is high and posters designed in previous years have gone on to win major awards at the AGDA Biennial Awards, Warsaw International Poster Biennial and Graphis Posters
This is our biggest year to date with over 500 posters being received from all over the world and the overall high standard of entries was outstanding. 46 finalists have now been selected and will be displayed at the Gaffa Gallery in Sydney.
The exhibition will also feature works by the esteemed jury including Stephan Bundi (Atelier Bundi), Ken Cato (Cato Partners), Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss (Non-Format), Eike Koenig (Hort), Fanette Mellier and Chen Zhengda.
We invite you to come celebrate the art of the poster and its power to motivate and inspire.
Be “inspired by music”.
AGDA Poster Annual
An exhibition of posters inspired by music
Curated by Mark Gowing
281 Clarence Street, Sydney