by bacblogarts

Garage Graphix

In the 1980s Garage Graphix put Mount Druitt on the Australian cultural map. It was an astonishing explosion of energies, ideas and images, admired around the country for the way the ‘Garage’ tackled urgent social and political issues. Forty years later, Garage Graphix posters are still fresh, powerful, and relevant.” – Julie Ewington

Located in Mount Druitt, Garage Graphix Community Arts Inc. was an outstanding example of community arts practice and leadership in Australia. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, ‘The Garage’ produced hundreds of political and socially relevant screen-printed posters with, for, and by the western Sydney community. It led the field in the development of community-based art workshops, community activism, and the telling of western Sydney stories and concerns. As a result, Garage Graphix occupies a unique place within the broader history of political poster making in Australia.