Piece of unfinished wood with drawing on both sides depicting two figures and a grid. Created by a patient at Mayday Hills Hospital, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia circa 1954-1980.

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Piece of unfinished wood extensively inscribed on all sides and edges in red, blue or green ballpoint pen. One side depicts two figures arranged in a sym- metrical design with the border and background area covered by a grid with each square containing a letter of an inscription. The reverse side depicts a face (unfinished) with a similar gridded background. Inscriptions in red ink line the edges.


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

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