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