For Walls With Tongues

10 May 2019 – 30 May 2019

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The Project Space is open Mon to Sat, 11 am – 8 pm

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University of Greenwich Galleries

England, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386
  • DLR: Greenwich and Maze Hill stations
  • Rail: Cutty Sark
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This exhibition of street murals from 1966 to 1985 celebrates the history of the mural movement in the United Kingdom and its influence on 20th-century culture, largely overlooked by the art establishment and historians.


For Walls with Tongues is compiled and curated by Greenwich Mural Workshop, a seminal arts organisation based in Greenwich. The exhibition reveals the influence of muralists on the expansion of art in public spaces from 1966 to 1985 and presents their lives and experiences through oral history.

In 1960s Britain, artists produced a profusion of street murals that became a backdrop for local celebrations, encouraging a sense of place and expressing local pride. Many muralists saw their work as part of the wider Community Arts movement, using their skills to facilitate social reform and develop radical alternatives to Gallery Art. At around the same time, external murals were appearing across the world. In the USA, in particular, neighbourhood murals gave voice to people’s aspirations.

Open Monday to Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm

Free seminar: Tuesday 14 May, 1 pm – 5 pm 

Project Space, Stockwell Street Building, 10 Stockwell St, SE10 9BD


Steve Lobbs

Carol Kenna

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University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Building

London, United Kingdom


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