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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1987 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Basement Community Arts Workshop (print-makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph print on paper that has been laminated in plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Greenwich Mural Workshop

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Laminate, portrait oriented, poster with a pale yellow background. On the left is an illustration of a peacock with orange, red and blue feathers and a boat, with four rowers dressed in blue, adorned with floral decoration and headed by a peacock. On the left is a Chinese dragon in orange, red and blue and a blue boat, with nine rowers wearing red and a coxswain banging a drum, headed by a Chinese dragon's head.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1987 (made)


Basement Community Arts Workshop (print-makers)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph print on paper that has been laminated in plastic

Marks and inscriptions

'THE PEACOCK MEETS THE DRAGON' This is also written in Bengali and Chinese writing
'Traditional Bangladeshi Peacock Boats and Chinese Dragon Boats come to Tower Hamlets'
'Crews and Helpers wanted / contact the Asian Water Sports Project 48I 42I0 / a joint project between / the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets / Sailors Home, Commercial Road, E.I. 5I5 5598 / the Golden Moon Project, 236 Cable Street, E.I. 790 4020 / the Shadwell Basin Projects, Pierhead, Glamis Road, E.I. 48I 42I6'
'Poster designed by the Basement 790 4020'


Height: 59.5 cm, Width: 42.1 cm

Descriptive line

Poster produced for the Asian Water Sports Project to advertise the Bangladeshi and Chinese boats coming to Tower Hamlets, depicting a Bangladeshi Peacock Boat, a Chinese Dragon Boat, a peacock and a Chinese dragon, made by Basement Community Arts Workshop, printed on offset lithograph, 1987

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

From an exhibition by Greenwich Mural Workshop, 'Printing is Easy...? Community Printshops 1970-1986'


Paper; Plastic laminate; Material


Offset lithograph; Printing; Technique

Subjects depicted

Subject; Peacocks; Dragons


Posters; Printmaking techniques


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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