The Trojan Horse

CCAC #: 0050
Artwork title: The Trojan Horse
Artist(s): Peter Clarke
Year made: c. 1990
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Dimensions (mm): 755 x 555
Framed dimensions (in mm): 1180 x 850
Source: Donated by the artist
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage
Signage:

In October 1985, a South African Railways truck filled with armed police drove into the centre of a youth protest in Athlone and opened fire. This covert attack resulted in the death of three young people aged 11, 15 and 21, and became known as the Trojan Horse Massacre.

Themes: Activism
Anti-apartheid
Conflict
Constitutional links: Right to assembly, demonstration, picket and petition (section 17)

CCAC 435622

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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