ART24472

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ID number ART24472
Title Inside Changi camp
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Griffin, Murray
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1942-1943
Medium oil over pencil and crayon on cardboard
Measurement Overall: 44 x 52.7 cm

Description

Australian men sawing log with crosscut saw on a saw horse with an improvised trailer lying nearby. The wood would form a part of the camp, such as a hut, for the POWs. Physical work such as this was an integral part of Griffin's time as a prisoner. As he held rank as an officer he was not detailed to work on the Burma-Thailand railway and as such he spent most of his time on work parties doing chores around Changi prison.