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RMIT University Library presents Banksy - always in command and in control

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Swanston Library Megaflex Room

Building 10, Level 6

360 Swanston Street

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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RMIT University Library presents a talk by Professor Paul Gough, the Pro Vice-Chancellor Design and Social Context and Vice-President. A painter, broadcaster and writer, Paul Gough has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, most recently in Canada, New Zealand and Australia, and is represented in several permanent art collections – including Imperial War Museum, London; Canadian War Museum, and the National War Memorial, New Zealand.

In April, 2012 Paul Gough published a book on the street artist Banksy - Banksy: A Bristol Legacy.

In a well-illustrated talk Professor Paul Gough will examine how street artists such as Banksy maintain some element of control over their public art works.

Arguably the most renowned ‘unknown’ street artist in the world, Banksy has had to balance the free availability of his street art with protecting the exploitation of his images by others. This talk focuses on the protracted negotiations between the Banksy, his ‘Office’, and Paul Gough in his attempt to compile a book about the artist’s work.

The talk examines the controls demanded by the painter’s agent, the attempts to manage the ready availability of imagery, and the difficulties in seeking the necessary permissions from an artist who deals almost entirely through proxies.

Drinks and nibbles provided - all welcome.


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