P Stopforth Freedom dancer

Paul Stopforth – Freedom Dancer, 1993

Paul Stopforth (1945-)
Freedom Dancer: The South African (1993)
Acrylic on wood / 2515 x 2100mm
CCAC #0249

Donated by the artist

An illustration of South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, who was murdered by security police in 1977. It speaks of Biko's ideas of black liberation, as well as dances of protest and joy. The hands signify a protesting crowd but also the notion of police capture.

Photograph by: Gisèle Wulfsohn

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