I came across the banner that I held through out the 1981 Springbok tour protests. It only needed one word...SHAME. This word has become synonymous with the tour.
In 1981 the segregated South African Rugby Team controversially toured New Zealand. The tour divided the country. I actively participated in the protests and joined other artists in the movement "Artists Against Apartheid".
The 1981 protests brought huge support to the anti- apartheid movement in South Africa.
I went through my archives and rediscovered this series of works that I created to capture the passion and devision of the tour.
"Cessna Hero"(1981) Mixed Media on paper
Cessna silhouette against Maungawhau (Mt Eden, Auckland), and Steve Bikos symbolic coffin with the Protestors.
Protestors holding their ground at the entrance to Eden Park, while rugby supporters enter the ground.