Flat piece of wood featuring an illustration of a woman's face and grid. Created by a patient at Mayday Hills Hospital, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia circa 1954-1980.

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Flat piece of wood inscribed on both sides in red and blue ballpoint pen. The front side features a drawing of a female face and neck. Parts of the face and all the surrounding space are divided up into a grid which are either coloured in a chequerboard pattern or contain single letters of an inscription. The reverse is covered with extensive inscriptions. An eye-shaped piece of wood has been inserted in a knothole u.c.


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

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