The Collections Project: Jake Holmes

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 Collections Project is a collaboration between Guildhouse and Flinders University Art Museum that provides artists with the opportunity to engage with the Museum’s collections and staff to create new work for exhibition. Guildhouse is the leading South Australian organisation supporting and creating connections for South Australian creative practitioners.


Jake Holmes, DIY (detail), 2018, linocut, colour inks on paper, © courtesy the artist

7 October – 7 November 2019

Mon – Fri | 7:30am – 6pm

Flinders University
Student Hub
Sturt Road | Bedford Park