Sleeping guy in "Helo" (helicopter), HMAS Kanimbla

Unit Royal Australian Navy
Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91752
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 17 x 26 cm; framed: 19.8 cm x 28.8 cm x 3.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 15 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Figure of a man asleep in a helicopter. Peter Churcher recalled, "Some of my favourite images were those that I caught out of the corner of my eye, in this case as I was packing up after completing 'Sitting in the helicopter'. I caught this fellow grabbing an afternoon nap inside a helicopter so quickly unpacked and set about getting him down on another small board that I always kept at the ready for such moments".

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