Prisoners gardening at Changi, 1942
|Title||Prisoners gardening at Changi, 1942|
|Maker||Griffin, Murray (Artist)|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Medium||oil on wood|
|Measurement||Overall: 34.4 x 48 cm Frame: 41.3 x 52.7cm|
Landscape looking south to the Singapore Harbour in the distance. In the foreground right and centre groups of prisoners are engaged in gardening to grow their own food. In the foreground left a prisoner is picking hibiscus leaves that were used as an antidote for scurvy. In the middle distance are stylised trees and buildings camouflaged with tar. According to S Piddington the work was painted on a piece of teak door and concealed in the walls of Changi prison. The work was substantially repainted by the artist late 1977. Signwriting on back of board is by Don Evans in 1977.