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Title

Ten fingers shape a bowl for shadows, in a few months we'll wonder what plates and knives are for

1976-1983


Artist

Tom Arthur

Australia, United States of America

14 May 1946 -


Details


Place where the work was made

Australia


Date

1976-1983


Media categories

Drawing , Collage


Materials used

pencil, graphite, animal bones, feather, butterfly/moth wings, stone fragment, paint/plaster wall-peelings, metal shaving, wire, adhesive tape, plant matter, wooden 'corpus' figure on paper


Dimensions

46.0 x 62.0 cm (sight); 84.5 x 95.8 x 4.9 cm frame


Credit

Purchased 1983


Location

Not on display


Accession number

178.1983


Artist information

Tom Arthur

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
Australia

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Andrew Sayers, Contemporary Australian collage and its origins, 'The modern collage in Australia', pg. 29-38, Roseville, 1990, 36.

Susanna Short, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Powerful self-images in charcoal', pg. 8, Sydney, 28 Apr 1983, 8. Under 'Art' in 'The arts and entertainment' section.