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2000 Samstag poster
2000 Samstag promotional poster
Image: Gordon Samstag, Young Man desires Position, 1930
oil on canvas
Collection: Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana
Poster design by David Zhu

Samstag promotional posters

From the second year of the Samstag Program, in 1993, an annual promotional poster was produced to raise awareness among eligible Australian artists about the Samstag Scholarships opportunity.

The popular posters had a wide distribution to art schools, galleries and arts organisations, nationally and internationally. Most posters featured a work of art by a successful Samstag Scholar from the preceding year and many have become classics of their kind.

In all, fifteen posters were produced consecutively from 1993. A final, sixteenth poster in the series - scheduled for distribution in 2008 and promoting the 2009 Samstag Scholarships - was designed but ultimately not produced, as a one-year moratorium on awarding scholarships was introduced that year by the Samstag Trustee, in deference to the global financial crisis.

The Samstag Program has since curtailed production of promotional posters, and is instead placing greater emphasis on electronic, online forms of promotion.

2008 Image: Simon Terrill. Poster design by Fusion

2007 Image: Paul Knight. Poster design by Fusion 

2006 Image: Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro. Design by Fusion

2005 Image: Edward Wright. Poster design by Fusion

2004 Image: TV Moore. Poster design by Fusion

2003 Image: Rebecca Ann Hobbs. Design by David Zhu 

2002 Image: Timothy Horn. Poster design by David Zh

2001 Image: Shaun Gladwell. Poster design by David Zhu

2000 Image: Gordon Samstag. Poster design by David Zhu

1999 Image: Matthew Warren. Poster design by David Zhu

1998 Image: Shaun Kirby. Poster design by David Zhu

1997 Image: Zhong Chen. Poster design by David Zhu 

1996 Image: John R. Neeson. Poster design by David Zhu

1995 Image: Lucy Turner. Poster design by Michelle Brus

1994 Image: Anne Ooms. Poster design by Nives Robinson

1993 Inaugural Samstag poster. Design by Gerry Wedd


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