No Nukes in the Pacific

ID Number: 2800
Maker: Pam Debenham; Tin Sheds
Technique: screenprint
Date Made: 1984
Place Made: Asia & Oceania: Australia; Sydney
Measurements: 91 cm x 65 cm; 35 13/16 in x 25 9/16 in
Main Subject: Anti-Nuclear (Ecology)
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
No Nukes in the Pacific For a Nuclear Free & Independent Pacific Tin Sheds- 692 3252 (c) Pam Debenham '84

Acquisition Number: 1995-028
Translation: Ningunas Armas Nucleares en el Pacífico

"No nukes in the Pacific, 1984 and Still life, 1984. Both posters were produced out of my concern during the 1980s for the continual armaments buildup by the super-powers and the continued nuclear blasts in the Pacific. The poster No Nukes in the Pacific was inspired by the knowledge that a traditional Hawaiian shirt with a design of a bomb blast was produced in affirmation of the first tests on the Bikini Islands in the 1950s. Also, like many Australians, I feel an affinity for the coastal landscape of our country and the sense of our close proximity to our Pacific Island neighbours. Having replaced these Pacific resort names by the nuclear test sites with the mushroom clouds punctuating the sky, the Pacific peacemaker boat charts its message between the affected atolls and islands. The voice of the individual protector is conveyed through the visual map of the shirt." Pam Debenham July 1992 text taken from

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.

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