Agritype (joint exhibition)

Anthony Cahalan, Justine Phillips (Artist)

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works

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    The aim of this project is to research, document and archive the unique vernacular language of agricultural typography on farm gates identifying properties in south-east Australia. These extraordinary three-dimensional, hand-crafted letterforms present a distinctive and enduring language from the heart of the rural Australian landscape. This study of rural heritage investigates the history and cultural significance of agricultural typography as a key component of the material fabric of everyday life in the region. The project aims to raise awareness of the unique nature of these nameplates as a significant cultural and historical resource for the community. Many property owners and managers take great pride in their property nameplates, but many signs are also rapidly disappearing. There is a real danger that without a strong visual archive of the remaining original signs, these unique vernacular examples of agricultural typography and their histories may be lost.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWagga Historic Museum
    PublisherCharles Sturt University
    Media of outputArtwork
    SizeJoint exhibition, featuring 25 rural properties/works/artefacts
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventAgritype -
    Duration: 08 Apr 201115 May 2011


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