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Collection

Big John Dodo

(Australia 1910 – )

Language group
Karajarri, Kimberley region
Title
Maparn, doctor man
Place of origin
Western AustraliaAustralia
Year
circa 1985
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
natural pigments on carved sandstone
Dimensions

35.5 x 14.0 x 21.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Ronald and Alison Fine 1994
Accession number
438.1994
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 73 (colour illus.), 74-75, 79. cat.no. 25

Deborah Edwards, Look, 'Portrait sculpture: simultaneously the most artificial and the most "real"', pg. 29-31, Newtown, Sep 2003, 31.

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 92, 93 (colour illus.), 136, 139. plate no. 44

Michael O'Ferrall, The Oxford companion to Aboriginal art and culture, '10.2 Aboriginal artists in the Kimberley: new developments from the 1980s', pg. 230-235, South Melbourne, 2000, 232 (illus.).

Hetti Perkins and Ken Watson, A material thing - objects from the collection, Sydney, 1999.

Exhibition history (4)

Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997

A material thing - Objects from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Aug 1998–09 Feb 1999

The possibilities of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 04 Mar 1999–20 Jun 1999

Presence and absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 22 Aug 2003–16 Nov 2003