Darkened ship, HMAS Kanimbla

Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91768
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 56 x 46 cm; frame: 71 x 61cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 14 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Night scene of the interior of the ship HMAS Kanimbla. Peter Churcher recalled, "This painting was done to show what it was like in the environment of the ship at night: the claustrophobic corridors and doorways and the strange light that emanated from the corridors. Every night the ship is darkened and only red light illuminates the corridors. It is a very reddish light. I painted this scene quite late at night when the traffic had quietened down and everyone had gone to bed".