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Graphic Intervention

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Prevention of AIDS/Everybody's Business — Australia, 1992
Painting: Bronwyn Bancroft

This poster is an excellent example of the use of modern aboriginal motifs in relaying an important message. Here the use of circles within circles is color-coded to convey a series of messages that encompass the male/female figures in an apparent serpentine/snake form — the snake signifies both a benevolent protector of its people and a malevolent punisher of law-breakers. The rainbow serpent's mythology is closely linked to land, water, life, social relationships and fertility.

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