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About the Work

Outside Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, stands a massive anachronism - the Voortrekker Monument. As glum Boer tourists trudged around, a few months before South Africa's elections, I photographed the stern stone effigies of their historic leaders flanking the monument. These were then juxtaposed with bullet-scarred paving stones. These I photographed soon after several ANC members had been shot by white police after they had been ordered to lie face down on a Durban pavement.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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