Story: Public and street art

Communist mural

During the Second World War Judy Evans and Guy Harding painted murals on panels for the New Zealand Communist Party's Unity Centre Hall in Cuba Street, Wellington, which opened in 1943. They were inspired by the communist murals produced in Russia and Mexico, and in keeping with communist philosophies were international in focus. The panels were removed from the hall when it became a dance studio and were donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1975. This is one of the murals. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. C. Evans Collection
Reference: F-020
Tempera on pinex panel by Judith Christine Evans

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Public and street art - Murals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/44474/communist-mural (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014