The Rhythm of Action: Rock Against Racism
Mark Sealy MBE Director of Autograph ABP, Syd Shelton and Professor Carol Tulloch are collaborating on a book about the Rock Against Racism (RAR) Movement, 1976-1981, when black and white people came together to address the escalating rise of racism in Britain through gigs, demonstrations and carnivals, graphic design and personal styles. Shelton was a committee member of RAR (London). He photographed many of its events and the contextual narratives that informed RAR. Shelton was also one of the graphic designers of the movement. His work during this period is the basis of the book that will be published by Autograph ABP.
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A RIOT OF OUR OWN
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SYD SHELTON 1976-1981
CURATED BY CAROL TULLOCH
11 September 2012 – 23 September 2012
Galerija Makina, Pula
The exhibition is part of “TU SMO” 3 (We Are Here 3) an international multimedia event organised by The Museum of Contemporary Art Istria.
The exhibition ‘A Riot Of Our Own’ looks at the Rock Against Racism (RAR) Movement of 1976 to1981, through 41 photographs by Syd Shelton.
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I was born in England of Jamaican parents and originally trained as a fashion and textiles designer. I gained my Masters degree in the History of Design at the V&A/RCA, London.
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Project Partner - A Riot Of Our Own
Syd Shelton is a British photographer and graphic designer based in Hove where he has his company ‘graphicsi’. He was born in Pontefract, South Yorkshire, England.
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