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Title

the guardians


Artist

Judy Watson

Australia

1959 -

Language group

Waanyi, Gulf region


Details


Place where the work was made

Queensland Australia


Date

1986-1987


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

powder pigment on plywood


Dimensions

5 figures: each 180.0 x 58.0 cm (irreg.) :

a - figure; 180 x 58 cm; each figure


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

196.1990.a-e


Artist information

Judy Watson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

14


Place

Where the work was made
Queensland

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 9 publications

Bibliography


Jenny Aland and Max Darby (Editors), Art Connections, 'An example of writing using the social and cultural analysis plan', pg. 50-52, Port Melbourne, 1998, 52 (colour illus.).

Hannah Fink, The Oxford companion to Aboriginal art and culture, 'Judy Watson', pg. 735, South Melbourne, 2000, 735 (illus.). illus.no. 402

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art', pg. 208-241, Sydney, 1999, 228 (colour illus.).

Margo Neale, Past present: the national women's art anthology, 'Past present continuous: the presentation and interpretation of indigenous art', pg. 20-29, North Ryde, 1999, 24 (illus.), 25. figure no. 3.2

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 58, 59 (colour illus.), 138-39. plate no. 28

Margo Neale, Yiribana, Sydney, 1994, 7 (colour illus.).

Lin Onus, Aratjara: art of the first Australians, `Southwest, Southeast Australia and Tasmania', pg. 289-329, Dusseldorf, 1993, 317 (colour illus.), 351. cat.no. 135

Hetti Perkins and Margie West, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, 'Judy Watson in conversation', pg. 304-310, Sydney, 2007, 304.

Ted Snell, sacred ground beating heart: works by Judy Watson 1989 - 2003, Perth, 2003, 20.