ART26475

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ID number ART26475
Title Barrack square, Selerang
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Griffin, Murray
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1943
Medium brush and brown ink and wash over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 21.7 x 26.4 cm

Description

View of makeshift kitchen built in Selerang Barrack Square, with the former British Army barracks in background. This is one of the few works in which Griffin portrayed the austerity of camp life. Although his works do not make light of the situation the men found themselves in at Changi, Griffin still created an optimistic and relatively contented vision of everyday camp life during his time as a POW.