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Poster - 50th Australian Latvian Arts Festival, Dec 2004 Document Reg. No: HT 10355

Poster advertising the 50th Australian Latvian Arts Festival (Australijas latvie?u 50. Kulturas dienas), which was held in Melbourne from 26-31 December 2004. The festival brought together performers and audience members from across the continent for five days of music, dance, theatre and exhibitions in Melbourne in December 2004. Events geared for different age groups were a feature of the festival, which combined traditional and modern forms of cultural expression.

This poster documents this event and demonstrates the continuity of cultural maintenance and celebration which, for Latvian Australians, dates back to the immediate post World War II era. Second generation Latvian weaver Anita Apinis-Herman was actively involved in co-ordinating this event.
Poster, gloss finish, white background with black, gold and brown design elements. Features graphic illustration of woman in Latvian costume (signature image) and couple dancing. General poster for the festival, title reads: '50th Arts Festival. Australian Latvian. Melbourne. Includes Festival logo in Latvian language.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.30 cm (Width), 42.30 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural identity, cultural traditions, crafts, immigration, music, cultural maintenance, latvian communities, latvian immigration, festivals, artistic practices, dance, cultural awareness
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: exhibition promotions
Inscriptions: 50/Australijas Latviesu 50. Kulturas Dienas Melburna, 2004/latvian dance, song, theatre, music, art, entertainment and more/50th arts festival/australian latvian/ to 31st December 2004/Further Enquiries: Latvian House, 3 Dickens Street Elwood, Victoria 3184 Australia. Ivars Mirovics: 03 9580 6410
Organisation Named: Victorian Artists Society, Victoria, Australia, Dec 2004

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