Thanks, Keith …

Well, what a wonderful treat we had at the last meeting! Despite the near- Antarctic conditions of the night we had a good turn-out and were privileged to have been given the chance to witness the works of Keith Bettany’s father Des, who as a Changi POW produced a series of art works depicting life on the Changi peninsula as “guests” of the occupying force. That Des was a self-trained artist is simply amazing, as the works he generated were absolutely outstanding, especially when one takes into account the difficulty of acquiring materials within the gaol.
To take in more of the story, go to the excellent website maintained by the Bettany family. Again … our heartfelt thanks to Keith and Graham for a truly memorable evening.