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Street Colour: The Forgotten Art of Dorothy Annan
27 November 2012
6:30 PM - 7:10 PM
RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD
During the post-war years, public art was central to the expression of confidence in new buildings and a new age alive with progress and technology.
Dorothy Annan’s colourful telecommunications murals on Farringdon Road, London (1963) show the impact of scientific imagery on Swinging London. The nine specially commissioned and signed tile murals that line the now derelict Fleet building are a testament to the spirit of optimism and excitement around the new technology and communications that was transforming Britain at the time.
Threatened with demolition, C20 Society successfully campaigned for them to be listed, but most of her other works have been lost. Lara Schroder from the Twentieth Century Society leads a talk asking what should happen to the murals now?
Part of Last Tuesdays - November
£5 (non-members welcome)
Advance booking essential.
Photograph courtesy Gordon Haws.
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