Plaque - Wood, sculpture, circa 1977. Wooden sculpture made by a patient at Mayday Hills Hospital, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia circa 1954-1980.

Physical Description

Flat piece of wood held upright on a shaped wooden base. The upright piece is inscribed extensively on both sides in red, blue and green ballpoint pen. One side depicts a male and female figure in a symmetrical design with a background of coloured triangles. The other side depicts a woman's face in profile, surrounded by extensive text, each letter enclosed in a square of a grid. The base also has inscriptions in a circular formation on both sides.


Example of artworks created by patients in occupational therapy programs in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia

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