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Artwork - Fabric, Ink, circa 1970 Object Reg. No: SH 923189

Summary:
Artwork of ink on fabric created by a patient at Mayday Hills Hospital, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970
Description:
A piece of standard-issue canvas with thin blue stripe; hems on four sides have been unpicked. The cloth has been covered with red writing within squares drawn with blue ink. The writing may be in a middle-European language; each letter has been blocked and there are no spaces between the words. The words 'Carmenia Octamum' are written in green ink as part of the heading for the work.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 91.00 cm (Height), 78.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: art, mental health, mental health institutions, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Occupational Therapy
Tertiary Classification: materials
Inscriptions: Inscribed one side, ink "F.2" (Female Ward 2).
Place & Date Made: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970

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