The Collections Project

Jake Holmes

Flinders University Art Museum

2019

Jake Holmes is an Adelaide based visual artist working across a variety of mediums including; screen printing, mural painting, illustration, audio and collage. Jake will respond to Flinders University’s extensive collection of political posters, one of most diverse poster collections in the country.

Jake Holmes is well known as the printmaker behind the rainbow ‘C’mon Aussie C’mon’ posters. In collaboration with street artists Peter Drew, they transformed the famous cricket anthem into an iconic image in support of Australian marriage equality. This has also transformed into a poster to support the ‘Change the date‘ movement, in collaboration with artist Elizabeth Close. He is also the cofounder of PRINT CULT and Tooth and Nail studio and gallery, a city-based communal studio which opened in 2011 and ran for seven years.

“The opportunity to spend time with and research important political works, particularly from recent South Australian history, through my own practice is incredibly exciting.”

 

Image: Jake Holmes, Don’t Dump on SA, detail, screen print on paper, 2016.