Zone 4 : Wartime Artists
During the war, many prisoners and civilian internees alike, recorded their experiences through drawings and paintings. The museum displays several paintings and drawings that depict life during WWII. Part of our collection includes 17 original paintings by civilian internee, Mary Angela Bateman which the museum acquired from a private collector. This collection is on display at our Wartime Artists section.
The section mainly recognizes the ingenuity of many of the POWs and civilian internees who were incarcerated in Changi during the Second World War. Their ingenuity was not only shown through art but also making of useful items like ashtrays, made from simple materials, which are on display here.