The Samstag archive
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