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Wall Hanging - John Rodriquez, Calendar, 1978 Object Reg. No: HT 12410

Summary:
Calender wall hanging, dated 1978. Designed by John Rodriquez, an influential Australian textile designer from the 1950s to 1970s. Screen printed by hand.

Rodriquez began making wall hanging calendars around 1966. In 1970, the Chadstone Progress noted that they 'are more in demand each year, particularly as Christmas gifts'. They were described as a 'popular accessory for the kitchen - useful as well as decorative' (1/7/1970, p.12).
Description:
Design of pears, dark brown and mustard.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Patricia Rodriquez, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 760 mm (Height), 460 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: textiles, fabric designs, handcrafts, screen printing, textile manufacturing, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: John Rodriquez Textile Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Printmaking
Tertiary Classification: textiles
Inscriptions: Text: 1978/designed & hand printed on pure linen in Australia Rodriquez.
Artist: John Rodriquez, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978
References: Photocopies of old issues of Home Beautiful which display John's fabric designs have been offered by the donor.
Newspaper cuttings showing clothes made from Rodriquez-designed fabrics.

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