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MBS0121

Ceremonial Dancing Stick

Medium
Wood and Acrylic Paint
Size
89 x 4 x 4cm
Year Painted
2000
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MBS0121

Ceremonial Dancing Stick

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Catalogue Number:
MBS0121

Artist Profile

Johnny Devlin Born: c1942 Language Group: Jingilu Country: Dunmarra, North…

Artist Profile

Johnny Devlin

Born: c1942

Language Group: Jingilu

Country: Dunmarra, North of Elliott, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Board, Wood Sculpture

Subjects: Bush Foods, Animals, Bull, Cow Heads

Johnny Devlin lives near Elliott, NT. Information in regard to Johnny is fairly scarce. His wife Susan Kingston was born at Newcastle Waters Station, also near Elliott. Johnny is believed to come from community in Western Australia. His sculptures and paintings are very distinctive in style. It is his uncanning talent to characterise the animals he portrays. Of his carvings he is noted for the distinctive cow and bull heads. These are carved from bean wood with actual cow horns incorporated into the sculptures. Like the birds, turtles, snakes and lizards they are painted in bold colours, usually black, yellow, whites and red.

Collections

National Museum of Australia

Germany

Information

Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted, Title,

Information

Artist Name:
Johnny Devlin
Artwork Size:
89 x 4 x 4cm
Medium:
Wood and Acrylic Paint
Year Painted:
2000
Title:
Ceremonial Dancing Stick

Description

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse (MGW)

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