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Hut Meeting, Orange internment camp, New South Wales, poster design; poster with string for suspension. Surrealist empty landscape divided by barbed wire stretching to the horizon, with a male head in the lower foreground viewed from behind, studying a sheet inscribed 'TODAY'; sign on left pointing to a 'HUT MEETING'; overs-sized ear hanging from a branch of a tree; sign reading '10 o'clock' hanging from a free-standing green door. 1941
Watercolour and gouache over light pencil drawing on stiff card
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Height: 325 millimetres
Width: 226 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Handmade poster for a hut meeting of internees at Orange internment camp, New South Wales, Australia.
Reprod. in S. Coppel, 'Klaus Friedeberger: Works 1940-1970', exh. cat., London: England & Co., 7 Sept.-4 Oct. 2007, p. 7.
From a group of works donated by Julie Friedeberger, the artist's widow, in 2020. This drawing is from a subgroup of the gift, comprising drawings and watercolours made in internment camps in Australia in the early 1940s (2020,7038.13-26). The gift also included 12 monotypes made in the 1950s and early 1960s after the artist had returned to England (2020,7038.1-12) and a small group of 'juvenilia' - works produced when the artist was a refugee schoolboy at the Quaker school in Holland prior to his arrival in England in April 1939 when he lived briefly in Southampton before he was rounded up as an 'enemy alien' in June 1940 and transported to Australia on the 'Dunera' prison ship (2020,7038.27-33).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007, 7 Sept-4 Oct, London, England & Co., 'Klaus Friedeberger: Works 1940-1970', cat. no. 55
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