Maparn, doctor man
Big John Dodo
natural pigments on carved sandstone
35.5 x 14.0 x 21.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Ronald and Alison Fine 1994
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 5 publications
Deborah Edwards, Look, 'Portrait sculpture: simultaneously the most artificial and the most "real"', pg. 29-31, Sydney, Sep 2003, 31.
Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, 73 (colour illus.), 74-75, 79. cat.no. 25
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.