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Poster - Changing Picture of Docklands
  • Changing Picture of Docklands
    Docklands Community Poster Project
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Changing Picture of Docklands

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Docklands (made)

  • Date:

    late 1980s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Docklands Community Poster Project (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Poster, printed from a photomontage and laminated in plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Greenwich Mural Workshop

  • Museum number:

    E.486-2013

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3E, shelf HIGH, box 5L2

Physical description

Landscape poster, consisting of a black and white photomontage of a courtyard surrounded by small single-level houses, and a tall ship between high-rise buildings in the background. The courtyard is full of men holding placards for a 'Dock Labourers Strike! Relief Fund', and a man in a striped waistcoat and boater hat stands in the middle of the crowd, gesturing with his left hand. A strip of the photograph has been overlaid with a drawing or engraving showing the interiors of the houses and ship. Goods are being unloaded from the ship into the neighbouring warehouses; in the houses families do various jobs connected to social progress and welfare. The house on the left has a poster for the 'Nautical Progress Society', the middle house has posters for the East London Federation of Suffragettes and free medical treatment for poor people, and a placard for the Worker's Dreadnought advertising a planned dock strike, and in the house on the left a woman is sewing a banner reading 'Unity', while another woman holds a poster for a day nursery and clinic for working women. The caption of the series of photographs is 'The people of Docklands have always had to fight to make the best of appalling conditions - and to change them.'.

Place of Origin

Docklands (made)

Date

late 1980s (made)

Artist/maker

Docklands Community Poster Project (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Poster, printed from a photomontage and laminated in plastic

Marks and inscriptions

'The people of Docklands have always had to fight to make the best of appalling conditions - and to change them.'

Dimensions

Height: 41.5 cm, Width: 61.9 cm

Descriptive line

Poster made by the Docklands Community Poster Project, 'Changing Picture of Docklands' series, ca. 1985

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

From the label text of an exhibition held by the Greenwich Mural Workshop entitled 'Printing is Easy...? Community Printshops 1970-86'

Materials

Paper; Laminated plastic

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Subject; Dockyards; Strikes; Warehouses; Poverty; Ships; Dwellings

Categories

Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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