Historical information

Reginald (Reg) WARNOCK (1915-1991)

Reginald William Warnock undertook the Commercial Art course during the 1930s. On completion, he worked as a designer at Paton’s Advertising Service, Melbourne. Commercial art subjects between 1915 and 1939 reflected changing practises and industry requirements, with Ballarat graduates in demand.

In the 1936 Ballarat School of Mines Annual Report it was stated: "It is my pleasure to report a most successful year in the Technical Art School. I the Annual Poster Competition for Technical Schools, organised by Wiltshires Pty Limited, 16 prized valued at 33 pounds 8 shillings - out of 23 prizes valued at 56 pounds - were won by our students.

R.W. Warnock moved from Ballarat to Moonee Ponds towards the end of March, 1937.

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Physical description

Framed original poster completed at the Ballarat Technical Art School by R.W. Warnock. It shows Oil pouring from a bottle in front of a steam engine.

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Inscriptions & markings

"For power and efficiency" "Mobil Oil"

Mounting & framing

Conservation mount in black timber frame