Rainbow Posters

It will be nostalgia for some and a history lesson for others when the stories that shaped the Rainbow Region are revealed in a new poster exhibition opening at Southern Cross Universitys Library Exhibition Space this Friday, March 23.Aquarian Archive spokesperson Graham Irvine said the historic posters and accompanying stories document the new settlers who began arriving in the Northern Rivers in the early 1970s searching for alternatives to urban consumerist lifestyles.The newcomers brought fresh energy and enthusiasm that they channelled into events such as dances, fetes, markets and concerts, heralding a revival of country-hall culture and changing the face of the region forever, he said.Prolific amongst the new settlers were artists, who applied their talents through advertising these events on posters ranging from art deco, psychadelic styles with bush themes and self parodying humour.The exhibit of more than thirty posters is open 9-5pm, Mon to Fri and 1-5pm on Saturdays and runs for three weeks.

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