ID numberART23244
Collection typeArt
TitleDecorating the officers' mess
Measurementoverall: 32.5 x 38.5
Object typeDrawing
MakerFriend, Donald
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpen and brush and brown ink with coloured ink washes on paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionAt an artillery training regiment in N.S.W. The artist stated that he was "temporarily rescued from the horrors of gun drill, digging gun pits, foot-drill, rifle drill, kitchen fatigues, guards and the infernal, eternal route marches, to execute a series of murals on the walls of the training regiment. Needless to say they were pretty satirical. There was a constant stream of people, from the colonel down to the cooks, inciting one to 'do one of old so and so the time he fell in a flooded slit-trench', and so on". The incident happened at Greta, N.S.W in 1943.