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Banner - 'Museum of Victoria', Megan Evans, 1988 Object Reg. No: HT 28082

Canvas banner painted by Megan Evans, at the Victorian Trades Hall Arts Workshop in 1988. It was displayed as part of the exhibition 'Artwork: recent art of the Victorian Trades Hall Council', held at Museum Victoria, from 23 June - 18 August 1988.

The Victorian Trades Hall Arts Workshop undertook the creating of a number of new banners for Victorian trade unions in the 1980s, building on the traditional designs and techniques of trade union processional banners.
Two sheets of painted canvas connected (back-to-back) together using velcro strips. Cloth eyelets along one edge. One side (recto) is painted predominately red, orange and yellow. The other side (verso) has a painted collage-like series of images representing areas of the museum collection: leopard, marine creatures, shell, medal, sword, guns, butterflies, indigenous tools, woven baskets, parrots, crystals. There is a security guard in a blue suit with grey hair and folded arms in the top left corner.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Museum of Victoria, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1930 mm (Height), 2430 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, artworks, banners, trade unions, artistic practices, museum exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Exhibitions
Tertiary Classification: artworks
Inscriptions: Recto: ' MUSEUM OF VICTORIA '
Recto, lower left corner: ' Produced by / VICTORIAN TRADES / HALL COUNCIL / Artist MEGAN EVANS '
Recto, reverse unpainted side in black ink: ' Trades Hall / Workshop '
Verso, lower corner seam: ' M.Evans 88 '
Artist: Megan Evans, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1988
Place & Date Exhibited: Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 Jun 1988-18 Aug 1988

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