The mess, HMAS Kanimbla

Unit Royal Australian Navy
Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91780
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 28.3 x 38.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 6 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

Sketch of ten heads of soldiers eating and relaxing in the Mess on the RAN ship HMAS Kanimbla in the North Persian Gulf. The heads are in various states of completion. Peter Churcher recalled, "This drawing was done down in the Mess at dinner time. Everyone was eating fast and moving all the time so I just took quick sketches of individual heads and groups as they ate".

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