- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Mr Reg Knox
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Brisbane
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1989
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Mr Reg Knox
- Raw material
- Plaster-of-paris; paint; glass
- H: 170 mm W: 140 mm L: D: 135 mm Circum:
Busts 26369 (man), 26370 (woman) and 26371 (boy) were made by Reg Knox. The items are made of plaster-of-paris, which is poured into a mould. When dry, Mr Knox hand painted each.
Made by Reg Knox as part of the Mi-An-Jin exhibition (1990, University of Queensland Anthropology Museum). The exhibition showcased paintings and sculptures by Reg Knox, who drew from historical sources and photography to give an account of an Aboriginal man’s recollections of growing up in Mi-an-jin (now known as Gardens Point, Brisbane). Described in the exhibition catalogue as “an illustrated historical novel”, the intention of the work was to depict Brisbane as a place that had always been inhabited by Aboriginal people.