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Dorothy Annan Murals

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Wandering around the Barbican’s highwalks can be quite the artistic adventure in itself, letting you discover hidden views and sculptures before you even arrive at the Barbican. The latest addition is a series of Grade II murals by English artist, Dorothy Annan, relocated from the Fleet Building to the Barbican highwalks. Originally commissioned by the Ministry of Works in 1960, these nine ceramic panels feature stylistic images of telecommunications equipment in a striking example of 1960s mural art. Amidst plans to redevelop the Fleet Building, the murals needed a new home, one that would keep them in the City that inspired their creation. Thankfully, the City Corporation, English Heritage and the 20th Century Society were able to find an alternative location for the panels – the Barbican highwalks. You can find Dorothy Annan’s murals between Speed House and the Barbican Centre on the highwalk.

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