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ID number ART25053
Title Garden area inside Changi
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1945
Medium pen, ink and wash over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 24.6 x 30.4 cm


Men working at firewood stacks, making compost and tending gardens within the Changi camp. This works portrays the organised system the prisoners had established for the smooth running of the camp. The dearth of Japanese guards highlights the relative autonomy the prisoners received in running the camp.