Evans, Judith Christine 1920- :Of our toil and struggle come Socialism and a full life. From each according to his ability. To each according to his work. [1944?]


In the centre, a Maori woman, her head crowned with a laurel wreath and a central star, a tiki around her neck. In her right hand she holds the produce of the sea, in her left, in cornucopia style, the fruits of the land spill out. Behind her are figures from around the work, engaged in work and receiving largesse. One man on the right holds a placard which states: One day's pay for one week's rent. On the far right, a man holds a house aloft; on the far left another holds trains and planes aloft.

This is section 7 out of 8 sections, painted onto 9 pinex panels

Inspired by the work of Diego Rivera.

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Tempera on pinex panel, 1220 x 3040 mm

Provenance: Painted for the Friends of the Soviet Union by Judy Evans and her father Guy Harding. Hung in the Unity Centre, Wellington. Known as the Harding murals for many years, however discussions with Judy Evans made it clear that she devised the murals and carried out most of the painting, with assistance from her father.

Painted and displayed as murals for the walls of the Unity Centre, Cuba Street. Later removed and stored in a garage for many years.

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Originals not available for viewing because of their extremely fragile condition. Any movement may cause further losses.

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Evans, Judith Christine 1920- :[Communist Party murals / Judy Evans and Guy Harding] [1944?] / Evans, Judith Christine 1920- :[Communist Party murals / Judy Evans and Guy Harding] [1944?]
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Tempera paintings, Tempera on pinex panel, 1220 x 3040 mm
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