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Australian New Wave and Punk

Radio Birdman Blitzkrieg poster by Warwick Gilbert. As well as being a key member of the band, the Birdman’s bass player Warwick Gilbert was a graphic artist and animator who now regularly exhibits his work and plucks his excellent bass lines with...

Australian Synth Pop

James Hackett won the ARIA Award for his artwork for the self-titled album Dissociatives by Daniel Johns and Paul Mac. Not just happy with the album artwork ARIA Hackett also took out the prize for best video. If you’re emotionally strong enough to...

Australian Hard Rock

Cover artwork for Wolfmother adapted from Sea Witch by Frank Frazetta. Frazetta was the legendary comic book artist whose artwork, posters and covers work helped make even greater legends of characters such as Buck Rogers and Conan The Barbarian and...

Australian Glam

William Shakespeare in costume by Oxford St Darlinghurst tailor Billy Goodwin. Billy Goodwin designed costumes for Australian pop and glam performers and was a favourite with record company Albert. John Paul Young’s sailor outfit was another costume...

Australian music podcasts Surf

Australian Surf Music

Illustration by Guy Peellaert from Rock Dreams 1973. While using a distinctly photo realist technique the Belgian artist was also heavily influenced by Pop and Psychedelia. His best-known work was his exaggerated hyper realist and often dark, dirty...

Australian music podcasts Psychedelia

Australian Psychedelia

Cartoon 2002 by Mark Stivers. While magazines like Punch published cartoons over the decades so oldies could poke fun at American youth and their ‘weird’ culture, US cartoonist Mark Stivers used his witty writing skills combined with his Pop Art...

Australian music podcasts Prog Rock

Australian Progressive rock

Garret with flair and hair. Photo by Bob King 1977. Bob King is Australia’s best known rock photographer and this shot of the Oils looking like the nice north shore school boys they (still) are was taken at the War and Peace night club at Parramatta...

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