Delusions in the whaler

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Timor Sea
Accession Number ART91499
Collection type Art
Measurement image: 115 x 153 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pastel synthetic polymer paint on paper
Maker Senbergs, Jan
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1998
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Jan Senbergs collaborated with Col Madigan, one of the Armidale survivors to create this work which forms part of a series of ten pastel drawings depicting the sinking of HMAS Armidale on 1 December 1942. On the eighth day when the survivors were on the whaler and it looked like all hope was lost the men had delusions. Here the artist has depicted an image of a communal delusion.