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By on November 1, 2013
Endless Summer Sundays Movie Posters

I will be guest speaker at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art talking Movie Posters Sunday 3rd Nov as part of their Endless Summer Sundays California Design Living in a Modern Way exhibition.

Endless Summer Sundays Movie Posters

I will be talking about Movie Poster design focusing on the artwork and Australian movie posters. The presentation will include information on:

  • Major Auctions
  • Who are the collectors and what do they collect?
  • Surfing related Movie Posters – including an original Endless Summer Australian poster
  • Famous Collectors
  • Are Movie posters a good investment?
  • Most valuable Movie Posters
  • Where Movie posters have been found.
  • Modern Movie Posters – will they be valuable in time?
  • Finding Collections
  • Recommended websites including
  • Starting out as a new collector

We will conclude the presentation with a Q and A session from the audience.

Here’s part of what is happening at the Exhibition….

Endless Summer Sundays

12 noon – 4.00pm | Sunday 3 November and 15 December 2013, and 9 February 2014 | Sculpture Courtyard, QAG

Spend Sunday afternoons soaking up the sun at QAG and revisit the era of mid-century cool — swing, vintage and retro fashion, old-school glamour and design.  With West Coast-inspired cuisine and homemade lemonade from the QAG Cafe, transport yourself to the golden age of California without leaving Brisbane.

12 noon – 4.00pm | Swing DJ
Lindy Hop and croon along to the sounds of Swing luminaries Count Basie, Lucky Millinder, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with a special guest swing DJ from Brisbane-based Empire Swing school.

12noon – 4.00pm | Tasting California Modern
Enjoy delicious pulled pork nachos and homemade lemonade served fresh by our Gallery chefs.

12.00pm | Collecting California Modern
Hear the stories of passionate local collectors set within the ‘California Design’ exhibition

  • Sunday 3 November
    John Reid
    is a dealer in vintage movie memorabilia and collector of original movie posters
  • Sunday 15 December:
    Lisa Enright owns and runs Atomic Martini, a vintage boutique in the Brisbane suburb of Clayfield, and is particularly devoted to mid-20th century fashion.
  • Sunday 9 February:
    Bob McTavish is an Australian surf industry pioneer who has been making and shaping surfboards since 1962.

12.30pm | Looking California Modern
Learn how to create the look of ‘California Modern’ from the 1940s, 50s and 60s with a tutorial in make-up, hair, style and glamour from Headmistress Chrissy Keepence from the Lindy Charm School for Girls.

1.30pm | Moving California Modern
Get your toes tapping with a swing dance performance from Brisbane-based Empire Swing school, and join in the fun with a free interactive lesson.

2.30pm | Talking California Modern  | Lecture Theatre, QAG
Explore the ‘California Design’ exhibition through the histories of modernist architecture, fashion and music.

  • Sunday 3 November:
    Opening Weekend special event – Locality and Design
    A lively discussion hosted by Sarah Kanowski, Presenter of ABC Radio National’s Weekend Arts program, together with special guests.


  • Sunday 15 December:
    The History of Jeans
    Dr Chris McAuliffe, art historian, examines the significance of this classic symbol of the casual western lifestyle in popular culture and art.
  • Sunday 9 February:
    The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Teen Idols and Surf Sounds
    Dr Peter Freeman, Associate Lecture, School of Music , The University of Queensland, reflects on the evolution of music in the mid-20th century.


About John Reid


  1. David

    November 3, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Sounds great – but for those of us not attending (because we live in another state), it’d be nice if you could post the talk here after…

  2. David Donaldson

    November 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Onya, John! Film people need to get out more among the general community, esp other arts groups where film is still not accepted seriously.

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