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The voice of Cardiffs unemployed delivers a different sort of Christmas message

The voice of Cardiffs unemployed delivers a different sort of Christmas message


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The voice of Cardiffs unemployed delivers a different sort of Christmas message

The voice of Cardiffs unemployed delivers a different sort of Christmas message on this 24ft by 8ft hoarding in Queen Street, Cardiff, 22nd December 1987. Enjoy the season of goodwill, festivities and profiteering - part of the unemployeds message

Western Mail Archive
Mirrorpix
Cardiff
Wales

Media ID 21679864

© Mirrorpix

Billboard Message Painting Poor Poverty Unemployment Anti Capitalist Muriel Supplement


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The Voice of Cardiff's Unemployed - A Powerful Christmas Message

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. In this print captured on December 22nd, 1987, we witness a thought-provoking scene that unfolds on a colossal hoarding measuring 24ft by 8ft in the heart of Queen Street, Cardiff. The voice of Cardiffs unemployed takes center stage as it delivers a poignant and unconventional Christmas message. Amidst the season of goodwill and festivities, this mesmerizing artwork challenges societal norms with its anti-capitalist undertones. Painted by an anonymous artist known only as Muriel, the billboard serves as a powerful reminder of the harsh realities faced by those living in poverty and unemployment during the 1980s. The image evokes both empathy and reflection as it confronts viewers with the stark contrast between joyous celebrations and widespread destitution. It urges us to question our own roles in perpetuating a system that allows profiteering at the expense of those less fortunate. This photograph from Memory Lane Prints captures not just an art piece but also encapsulates an era defined by social unrest and economic struggle. It stands as a testament to how art can be used to amplify marginalized voices and provoke meaningful conversations about inequality. As we delve into this image, let us embrace its profound message while celebrating the spirit of compassion during this festive season.

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