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