partyART | State Library of New South Wales

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partyART from portfolio of ephemera collected by Jurgen Wegner

partyART, 2001 to 2006
collected by Jurgen Wegner

The partyART portfolio, created by Jurgen Wegner between 2001 and 2006, is a fine example of dedication to saving our contemporary printed heritage. The portfolio is the result of a plan to collect dance party advertisements from their source — record shops, teen fashion shops and nightclubs — package them, and let them speak for themselves. The resulting collection not only preserves a sample of this fugitive genre of print, but records the expression of a vibrant subculture within our society.

On display: January to November 2009