Take a hand against Racism

Mervyn Williams, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in 1985. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
“This poster is striking in its bold black, red and white colour scheme. Take a Hand against Racism was created in 1985 as a part of a set of posters produced in response to the 1981 Springbok tour protests. Unfortunately, racism is still prevalent in our communities and this poster is a good reminder that it is everyone’s responsibility to stand up against racism in all its forms.”
– Te Maari Barham (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Te Rangi) Registrar at the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, for the August 2021 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series
Image 506 x 310mm
screenprint on paper
Poster in red white and black. Two clasped hands: one white, one black against a red background with text "take a hand against RACISM"
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1995
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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