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What you staring at?

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    West Midlands (made)

  • Date:

    1981 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Adams, Carola (designer)
    Thorn, Leah (designer)
    Peet, Graham (designer)
    Turbie, Jonnie (designer)
    Madeley Young Womens Writing and Designing Group (maker)
    UK Youth (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printing, paper, plastic laminate

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Greenwich Mural Workshop

  • Museum number:

    E.552-2013

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 84, box E

Physical description

Landscape poster, which is one of a series of nine in the Some Girls Poster Project. The poster has a dark blue background, and features black and white photographs of women in the bottom two corners, who look out at the viewer. Across the top and centre of the poster is the question 'what you staring at' in large, bold, red font. Alongside the photographs of the women are quotations, saying 'It makes me sick... when girls think they've got to look their best, just for the boys' and 'I don't see why girls should be made to be something they're not, just for the boys,' respectively, both in yellow font.

Place of Origin

West Midlands (made)

Date

1981 (made)

Artist/maker

Adams, Carola (designer)
Thorn, Leah (designer)
Peet, Graham (designer)
Turbie, Jonnie (designer)
Madeley Young Womens Writing and Designing Group (maker)
UK Youth (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printing, paper, plastic laminate

Marks and inscriptions

What you staring at?

It makes me sick... when girls think they've got to look their best, just for the boys

I don't see why girls should be made to be something they're not, just for the boys

Images and statements chosen by Carola Adams and Leah Thorn from their work with girls. Further contributions from Madeley Young Womens Group designed with Graham Peet and Jonnie Turpie. Published by National Association of Youth Clubs.

Dimensions

Height: 58 cm, Width: 83.7 cm

Object history note

Poster featured in the Greenwich Mural Workshop's 1986 exhibition 'Printing is easy...?'

Descriptive line

Poster, designed by Carola Adams, Leah Thorn, Graham Peet and Jonnie Turbie in collaboration with Madley Young Womens Writing and Designing Group, West Midlands, 1981.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

From the Greenwich Mural Workshop's 1986 exhibition 'Printing is Easy...?

Materials

Paper; Laminate

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Posters; Feminism; Gender and Sexuality

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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