ID number ART22776
Title Mess deck of HMAS Nepal, 7th Destroyer Flotilla
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made Ceylon: Colombo
Date made 1945
Medium coloured crayons on paper
Measurement Overall: 41.6 x 52.8 cm

Description

Showing four unidentified sailors, of the crew HMAS Nepal, in the confined space of their living quarters. One is ironing a shirt, one sewing on a button, one is "flaked out", or relaxed, on a form, whilst the other is completely "flakers" (asleep) over the table - oblivious to the racy conversation and records of swing and classics pouring from the mess-deck loud speaker, Colombo, Ceylon.