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Listed under:  Arts  >  Visual arts  >  Decorative arts  >  Carving  >  Woodcarving

'My life', 1996

This is a wooden panel carved in bas-relief by Eva Schubert in 1996, depicting her life. The bottom left-hand corner shows children playing and singing, woods and fish in a river. There is a scene of refugees dated 1945, a town scene, and a ship on the ocean, dated 1955. The top part of the carving shows Melbourne, eucalypts, ...


Mallee root - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Swan Hill, 1995

This mallee root artwork was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Swan Hill in 1995. The root has a sawn edge showing the red-brown colour inside. A metal plaque reads: 'WOMEN ON FARMS / GATHERING / SWAN HILL / 1995'. The artwork measures 21.0 cm (length) x 18.0 cm (width) x 15.5 ...


Bookcase, c1880

This is a free-standing pine bookcase, measuring 251 cm x 110 cm x 52 cm, made by an unknown craftsman in about 1880. The base incorporates two drawers and a double-door cupboard. The upper part has bookshelves that have been set behind glass-panelled doors. The timber used in its construction is Huon pine, which has a ...


Canoe figure, 19th century

This is a 19th-century wood sculpture from the Marquesas Islands (eastern Polynesia), believed to be a canoe prow. A male figure sits upon a T-shaped platform, his legs held up by a smaller, facing figure whose head is missing. The figures are covered in fine surface carving with the hands resting on the stomach of the ...


Silky oak bowl by Sonia Farley, 1988

This is a hand-carved, silky oak, wooden bowl designed and made by Sonia Farley in 1988. The bowl, which measures 27.0 cm high x 34.4 cm wide, is finished with tung oil, beeswax and canuba oil. It is semi-spherical in form, has no foot and is flattened on one side. A section of the rim (handle) overhangs the interior of ...


River red gum timber bowl by Heinz Moritz, c1987

This is a River red gum timber bowl designed and made by Heinz Moritz around 1987. The bowl, which measures 8.5 cm high x 57.0 cm wide, consists of a shallow, irregularly shaped concave basin with long sides and slightly upturned arched ends. A ridge rising along the centre divides the inner basin into two sections. Each ...


Tokelauan men making toki (adze) handles

This is a colour photograph of Fuli Fati with his two grandsons, Jack Kirifi and Kupa Kupa. They are making toki (adze) handles. The photo was taken in 1997 at Porirua, near Wellington, New Zealand. The three men are seated on a woven mat and are working on pieces of willow. The younger man in the foreground is striking ...