Sydney, Australia: The Tin Sheds Art Workshop, nd [ca 1978]. First Printing. Large, graphically strong poster railing against what was seen as the police state tactics of government agents in Queensland. Notes actions against political/union organizers, women, blacks, the gay community, etc. All the 'stronger' given the political environment in the area at the time. One known copy in institutional collections, at the National Gallery of Australia.
Queensland under the Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen - a notoriously corrupt right wing demagogue who banned street marches etc. etc. and overtly moved Queensland towards a police state. He put in a Police Minister who was already was tainted with corruption (and was subsequently tried and jailed after the government fell). These posters were made to be pasted to walls with crude glue, and it is unlikely that many survived, especially because of the "anti-police" aspect, which would have seen them torn down and defaced quickly, and anyone caught with them almost certainly subject to a beating in the police cells. Lefties and radicals would be unlikely to have kept them on the walls at home, as police raids were frequent. Very Good. Light edge wear, slight rumple at edges, else bright and clean. Screenprinted, in red and black inks, from two stencils. Approx. 29x39. Item #9838