Cameron Platter The Battle of Rorke's Drift at Club Dirty Den 2009

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This monumental drawing reinterprets The Battle of Rorke's Drift (1981), a linocut by John Muafangejo depicting a key battle in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, a turning point in securing Britain's colonial rule in South Africa. Here Platter replaces a representation of carnage between the Zulus and the British with enchantment and debauchery in a KwaZulu-Natal nightclub.

Gallery label from Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, March 23–August 14, 2011 .
Colored pencil on paper
sheet: 94 1/2 x 94 1/2" (240 x 240 cm)
General Print Fund
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© 2024 Cameron Platter
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