Summary

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.

Physical Description

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.

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