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We Will Work With You: Wellington Media Collective 1978-1998

We Will Work With You: Wellington Media Collective 1978-1998
 

Showcasing how art is a vital tool in the spread of new ideas and the staging of protests, this work explores how the influences an exhibition of Wellington Media Collective's work were used as a way to aid the political and social movements. Telling the story of a group of young... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780864738837
Barcode 9780864738837
Published 2 January 2013 by Victoria University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wedde, Ian
Edited by Derby, Mark
Edited by Rouse, Jenny
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ISBN-13 9780864738837
ISBN-10 0864738838
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 2 January 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wedde, Ian
Edited by Derby, Mark
Edited by Rouse, Jenny
Category Photography & Photographs
Poster Art
Social & Cultural History
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 236
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 229mm
Weight 780g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Wellington Media Collective - History, Graphic arts - Political aspects - New Zealand - History, Art and social action - New Zealand - History
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 740.6093
Catalogue Code 316857

Description of this Book

We Will Work With You: Wellington Media Collective 1978-1998 tells the story of a group of young Kiwi designers and political activists committed to broadly defined left-wing principles and politics. They never wavered from the mission statement written in 1979: 'We will work with you, not for you.' It is this principle of collective action that unfurls down the wall of the gallery. It also unfurls through the pages of this book, in more than 250 examples of WMC's posters, as well as screen-prints produced with artists and musicians. The social history of the Collective - also a history of extraordinary energy and resilience - is covered in an essay by Mary Ellen O'Connor; Polly Cantlon has written a comprehensive account of the Collective's design history and its political and theoretical underpinnings. Includes contributions by Jean Clarkson on Sydney's Tin Sheds, by the Black Panther Party's Emory Douglas, and by Flor de Lis Lopez Hernandez and Xavier Meade on Cuban and Mexican 'visual companeros', locate WMC in an international context.

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Author's Bio

Ian Wedde is the recipient of national book awards for his fiction, poetry, and art books. He is the editor of the award-winning Ralph Hotere: Black Light and the author of Bill Culbert, The Catastrophe, The Commonplace Odes, Dick Seddon's Great Dive, and Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty.

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