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Afrikan Arts

Poster
c. 1985 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Community print shop poster advertising an event entitled 'Afrikan Arts' at the Crayford Town Hall in Woolwich. The continent of Africa is outlined with traditional patterns and motifs, similar in style to a wood or lino-cut, on a yellow and green background. There is a photographic half-length portrait of an African woman with large hooped earrings and an ornate necklace on the left, and a smaller image of a man playing a long drum on the right. Lettered across the drum is the text 'A G. L. C. Anti Racist Year Event', and across the bottom are the names of the two fund-raising bodies associated with the event's organisation.


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Non-laminated poster
Brief description
Community print shop for a poster by the Greenwich Mural Workshop entitled 'Afrikan Arts'. Great Britain, ca. 1985.
Physical description
Community print shop poster advertising an event entitled 'Afrikan Arts' at the Crayford Town Hall in Woolwich. The continent of Africa is outlined with traditional patterns and motifs, similar in style to a wood or lino-cut, on a yellow and green background. There is a photographic half-length portrait of an African woman with large hooped earrings and an ornate necklace on the left, and a smaller image of a man playing a long drum on the right. Lettered across the drum is the text 'A G. L. C. Anti Racist Year Event', and across the bottom are the names of the two fund-raising bodies associated with the event's organisation.
Dimensions
  • Height: 64cm
  • Width: 44cm
Dimensions measured 28/01/2013
Marks and inscriptions
Bexley Council for Racial Equality presents an evening of Afrikan Arts (Lettered across the top in red)
Credit line
Given by Greenwich Mural Workshop
Subjects depicted
Association
Associated object
E.117-2011 (Version)
Collection
Accession number
E.112-2011

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Record createdJanuary 25, 2013
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