An image of Headhunter

Tony Albert

(Australia 1981 – )

Community
Brisbane, North-east region
Language group
Girramay, East Cape region, Kuku Yalanji, East Cape region

Headhunter

Location
20th & 21st c Australian art
Place of origin
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Year
2007
Media
Installation, Assemblage
Medium
synthetic polymer paint and vintage Aboriginal ephemera
Dimensions
110.0 x 370.0 cm overall installation :
a - portrait of child [ceramic plate]; 10 x 10.2 x 1.5 cm
b - profile of elder [wooden coaster] [1]; 8.5 x 8.4 x 1.3 cm
c - painted face mask [plastic]; 36.4 x 21.4 x 10.2 cm
d - man throwing spear [framed drawing on wood] [1]; 17.8 x 15 x 2.9 cm
e - clothed plastic doll; 8.1 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
f - male profile [ceramic, painted black]; 26.4 x 12 x 0.5 cm
g - girl with orange hat [painted plaster]; 8.4 x 13 x 2 cm
h - portrait of male [ceramic plate with gold rim]; 25.9 x 25.9 x 3 cm
i - profile of elder surrounded by aboriginal imagery ; 9.6 x 9.3 x 0.3 cm
j - portrait of girl [painted on wooden plate]; 15 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
k - male profile [ceramic, painted brown]; 26.4 x 12 x 0.5 cm
l - male profile with red dotted head band [painted ce; 17.5 x 13 x 4.5 cm
m - profile of elder [wooden coaster] [2]; 8.4 x 8.5 x 1.1 cm
n - full length male with spear and shield [paint on c; 10.1 x 10.1 x 1.6 cm
o - male making fire & child with goanna [printed on w; 9.6 x 9.4 x 0.7 cm
p - orange and black portrait of girl [reproduction of; 26 x 19.8 x 1.5 cm
q - plastic doll with traditional dress [1]; 15 x 14 x 10 cm
r - profile of boy [pastel on cardboard]; 25.2 x 19.1 x 0.3 cm
s - male elder profile [bronze bust]; 27.5 x 24.5 x 4.5 cm
t - woman painting [printed on wood]; 9.6 x 9.4 x 0.3 cm
u - sitting male profile with possum [printed on cork]; 14.7 x 14.5 x 0.7 cm
v - 'Piccaninnies' [group of children painted on circu; 15.3 x 15.3 x 0.7 cm
w - portrait of girl [ceramic plate]; 10.3 x 10.3 x 1.9 cm
x - portrait of man [ceramic plate]; 10.1 x 10.1 x 1.6 cm
y - profile of elder surrounded by aboriginal imagery ; 9.6 x 9.4 x 0.4 cm
z - profile of man no. 1 [bronze bust on wood]; 21.4 x 14.5 x 4.3 cm
aa - b/w photo of male elder on ceramic plate; 26.7 x 26.7 x 2.9 cm
bb - portrait of girl [painted on shallow wooden bowl]; 12.7 x 12.7 x 2.6 cm
cc - full length standing female in desert [painted on ; 20.5 x 21 x 4.2 cm
dd - male bust [painted on wood]; 29.7 x 17.4 x 2.1 cm
ee - male elders head with red headband [painted plaste; 13.5 x 8.3 x 3.3 cm
ff - profile of boy head [ceramic, painted black]; 15 x 10.3 x 1 cm
gg - two children body painting [reproduction of waterc; 22.9 x 18.6 x 2 cm
hh - male elders head [plaster, painted brown]; 18.6 x 18.8 x 6.5 cm
ii - 2 profile busts [male & female] with glitter backg; 20 x 35.1 x 4 cm
jj - male with two spears [printed on wood]; 18 x 18 x 0.6 cm
kk - seated male with spear and shield [printed on wood; 15.1 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
ll - profile of elder surrounded by aboriginal imagery ; 9.8 x 9.7 x 0.3 cm
mm - two figures in landscape [printed on wood] [1]; 9.7 x 9.6 x 0.5 cm
nn - profile of girl [reproduction of watercolour, fram; 19.6 x 16.9 x 1.7 cm
oo - 6 figures [painted on ceramic boomerang shaped pla; 10.5 x 24 x 2.3 cm
pp - male profile [ceramic, painted black]; 25.7 x 14.7 x 4.2 cm
qq - frontal male head [plaster, painted brown]; 18.2 x 12.7 x 4 cm
rr - profile of boy [plaster, painted brown]; 15.5 x 10.5 x 1 cm
ss - male head [painted plaster]; 12.6 x 8 x 3 cm
tt - portrait of man 2 [ceramic plate]; 10.5 x 10.4 x 1.8 cm
uu - portrait of man with headband [ceramic plate]; 10.4 x 10.4 x 1.8 cm
vv - Greetings from Tood Yay [two figures making items,; 10.3 x 10.3 x 1.7 cm
ww - profile of elder [wooden coaster] [3]; 8.4 x 8.5 x 1 cm
xx - profile of elder [wooden coaster] [4]; 8.4 x 8.5 x 1.1 cm
yy - profile of elder [wooden coaster] [5]; 8.5 x 8.5 x 1 cm
zz - 'Alligator' dance [group of men spearing, painted ; 15.2 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
aaa - seated male with spear [painted rectangular bowl]; 22 x 10.4 x 3.1 cm
bbb - profile of elder surrounded by aboriginal imagery ; 9.6 x 9.6 x 0.3 cm
ccc - two figures in landscape [printed on wood] [2]; 9.6 x 9.5 x 0.3 cm
ddd - colour photo of male elder on ceramic plate; 20.5 x 20.7 x 3 cm
eee - seated man with boomerang [painted tile with metal; 16 x 15.8 x 2 cm
fff - profile of female [ceramic, painted black]; 16.2 x 19.5 x 5.8 cm
ggg - man throwing spear [framed drawing on wood] [2]; 17.4 x 14.8 x 3 cm
hhh - man spearing [painted circular tile, framed]; 20 x 20.1 x 2.1 cm
iii - full length man with spear and boomerang [copper c; 15.6 x 8 x 1.5 cm
jjj - 'Winton' doll; 20.6 x 8 x 5.4 cm
kkk - profile of purple girl [watercolour on wood, frame; 15.3 x 10.2 x 3 cm
lll - two male elders on cardboard coaster [printed]; 9.7 x 6.9 x 0.2 cm
mmm - plastic doll with traditional dress [2]; 36 x 16.8 x 16.5 cm
nnn - profile of man [pastel on cardboard]; 25.3 x 19.3 x 0.3 cm
ooo - portrait of man 2 [ceramic plate] [2]; 10 x 10.1 x 1.6 cm
ppp - portrait of girl [ceramic plate] [2]; 10.2 x 10.2 x 1.8 cm
qqq - child with blossoms in hand [ceramic plate]; 10.3 x 10.3 x 1.8 cm
rrr - male head with large red lips and headband [cerami; 11.8 x 7.8 x 4 cm
sss - 'The sitter' [seated male painted on wood]; 30 x 7.8 x 2.2 cm
ttt - profile of man no. 2 [bronze bust on wood]; 21.5 x 14.5 x 4 cm
vvv - smiling elder [painted wooden bowl]; 15 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
www - male head with plastic green eyes [plaster, painte; 22.5 x 12.9 x 7.5 cm
xxx - female head with white eyes [plaster, painted brow; 18 x 16.3 x 5.2 cm
yyy - baby in cot [painted plaster]; 13.5 x 9 x 3.5 cm
zzz - smiling boy [reproduction of pastel drawing, frame; 16.5 x 12 x 1.3 cm
aaaa - male head [painted plaster]; 13.1 x 8.8 x 3.6 cm
bbbb - male head with white headband [painted plaster]; 13.2 x 8.3 x 3 cm
cccc - portrait of man [ceramic plate] [2]; 10.3 x 10.3 x 1.7 cm
dddd - male head [painted tile, framed]; 17.2 x 17.1 x 1.8 cm
eeee - profile of elder [wooden coaster] [6]; 8.4 x 8.5 x 0.9 cm
ffff - 'Wyanga' [mother and child & man with crab, painte; 15.3 x 15.3 x 0.7 cm
gggg - male portait [painted ceramic plate, gold rim]; 26.2 x 26.2 x 3.2 cm
hhhh - female bust with red lips [painted plaster]; 18.9 x 12.7 x 3.4 cm
iiii - little tarzan; 9 x 5.5 x 3.3 cm
jjjj - male head [black metalic glaze, plaster]; 9.5 x 7 x 3 cm
kkkk - frontal female head [plaster, painted brown]; 16.5 x 13.6 x 3.6 cm
llll - alien head with blue eyes [plaster]; 16 x 11 x 6.7 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2007
Accession number
351.2007.a-llll
Copyright
© Tony Albert