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Morgan’s Wall

Cat No: DSS0011
Duration: 00:51:58
Date: 1978
Location: Unknown
Original format: 16mm
Colour: Colour



This critical yet optimistic documentary looks at community murals painted around London, from the Westway flyover to West Hampstead, in the process highlighting the problems of urban decay and gentrification. Artist Brian Barnes oversees the creation of a huge mural on the wall of the Morgan Crucible Company in Battersea, with contributions from local people as both artists and subjects.
The Morgan's Wall mural was controversially destroyed in 1979, the year after this film was made, when the Morgan Crucible Company demolished the wall on which it was painted.

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