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Sign - Italo-Australian Artists Exhibition, circa 1962 Object Reg. No: HT 22166

Summary:
Sign promoting an exhibition auspiced by the Centro Italiano D'Arte (Italian Art Centre), early 1960s. The Centre was formed in 1962 in Melbourne by Italian migrants Ernesto Murgo and fellow artists Marcello D'Amico, P. Petrucelli and Vincenzo Basile. The Centre aimed to promote and gather together local Italian artists and exhibit their work.
Description:
Long rectangular painted sign on particle board, with a drill hole at top corner of each end with string threaded through for hanging. Sign painted white with grey painted border and drip effect and text in red, black and blue paint.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Marcello D'Amico, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 229 mm (Height), 766 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Centro Italiano d'Arte (Italian Art Centre) Melbourne, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: exhibition promotions
Inscriptions: Inscription: an ART EXHIBITION/BY ITALO-AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS/PURCHASERS ENQUIRIES/AT RECEPTION OFFICE/SPONSORED BY (arrow pointing downwards)
Organiser of Event: Centro Italiano D'Arte, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962-1965
References: Photocopy of catalogue for exhibition onboard the S/S Marconi docked at Station Pier 1964.

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