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Registration Number: QE26901

Name or Title: Spear

Classification: CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spear

Brief Description: Wood spear painted in banded colourway of red, black and brown overlaid with dot designs coloured in white, black, yellow and red. The spear has two pronged wooden painted spear tips.The spear tips are painted brown overlaid with a dot design of yellow and red. Painted black string is bound on the spear shaft to create a hand grip.

Collection: Aboriginal Studies

Production Place: Thornlands/Queensland/Australia

Production Date: 2018

Materials: Wood, Acrylic Paint, String, Adhesive

Measurement : L2300mm x Dia25mm

State/Province: Queensland

Country: Australia

Signature/Marks: A.J.W.

History and Use: This spear is one of a group of objects acquired from Aboriginal/South Sea Islander Artist, Mr Aubrey Jack (John) Wimbus.
Through his artworks, Wimbus pays homage to his childhood and connection to land. He reflects and references his cultural knowledge passed down to him by his grandfather Jack Wimbus, a Bunda man. His collecting knowledge and inclusion of natural materials in his art making processes, including rocks and timbers collected from river areas, draws heavily on passed down cultural knowledge. Created in 2018, this spear reflects the artist’s Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage through his use of vibrant colourways and dot patterns.

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