An original colour-printed poster on paper (840 × 595 mm); in fine condition.
The artistic director for the 1998 Festival was Robyn Archer. She was the 'first female Artistic Director and the first to be appointed to direct two consecutive festivals, in 1998 and 2000. Archer's program for the 20th Adelaide Festival was based on the themes of the sacred and the profane. The theme was reflected in the controversial festival poster, the Musical Madonna, a representation of the Madonna playing an accordion. As a result of the controversy the Madonna component of the poster was removed' (Adelaide Festival website).