Where Have All the Bootboys Gone? Skinhead Style and Graphic Subcultures

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23 Oct - 02 Nov 2013

10am to 5pm

Wednesday 23 October – Saturday 2 November

Symposium & Private View, Wednesday 23 October , 6-9pm

Open 10am - 5pm (closed Sundays)

Looking at the historical and cultural origins of skinhead identity, from its 1960s British roots to contemporary global interpretations of the subculture, this new exhibition at the London College of Communication places a specific focus on the visual manifestations of skinhead style – in dress, illustration, graphic design, photography, media and publishing – together with its links to music genres, football, politics and class.

Key themes explored include:

• Origins: 1960s Mods and Skinheads

• 1960s Ska, Rocksteady and Bluebeat

• 1970s Suedeheads and Bootboys

• 1970s and 1980s Punk, Hardcore, Oi!, Skunx and Street Punk

• 2 Tone and the Ska Revival

• Class, Politics and Race – Neo Nazis, SHARP and RASH

• Gender and Sexuality

• Media Appropriation

• Contemporary Global Skinhead Identities

Speakers & Contributors: The event includes material from collectors of skinhead artefacts, including Toby Mott, Toast, Gavin Watson and contributions from Garry Bushell, Matt Worley, Ana Raposo, Russ Bestley, Tom Vague and Shaun Cole.

Symposium & Private View: The opening event on Wednesday 23 October will feature a round table discussion featuring guests including rock-music journalist Garry Bushell, historian Matt Worley and design researcher Ana Raposo. To book a place please visit https://bootboys.eventbrite.co.uk