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Sculpture - Wood, circa 1965 Object Reg. No: SH 923161

Wooden sculpture made by a patient at Mayday Hills, a mental health hospital in Beechworth Victoria Australia, circa 1965.
Construction consisting of a large panel of wood forming a base and a smaller, upright piece inserted diagonally, both varnished. The upright piece is inscribed with text written in a grid formation in red and blue ballpoint pen. The base has inscriptions in script written around in a circle. A length of red, yellow, blue and brown braided plastic strips extends around edge of base, then around over base and upright piece, attached by nails.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.30 cm (Height), 30.50 cm (Width), 34.30 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: artworks, hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, 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: products
Inscriptions: Inscribed on base and upright, red and blue ballpoint pen: [extensive text].
Maker: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1980
Place & Date Made: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1965

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