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Piece of Timber - Queensland Maple, circa 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 961597

Piece of uncarved Queensland Maple, which was part of the stock that Eva Schubert had for carving in her studio in Nunawading. She wrote the name of the timber on the piece when she donated it to the Museum. Although Eva often selects timber for specific projects sometime the timber will suggest the project to her. The different qualities of each type of timber are utilised in different projects.

Eva Schubert was born in the northern German part of the former Czechosolvakia in 1922. After a time as refugees in post war Europe she and her husband lived in Bavaria until immigrating to Australia in 1955. It was in Australia that Eva first began to carve, learning from her husband who was a wood worker who had trained under a master craftsman. After her husband died she took over the business and increasingly developed her own style.
Piece of Queensland Maple and is an off cut of a larger commercially sawn piece. One side is curved in shape, another side shows a pencil outline of a potential project. The artist has written the name of the timber on the piece.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Eva Schubert
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural identity, cultural traditions, german communities, german immigration, crafts, handcrafts, woodworking, artistic practices, sculpture, artists, wood carvings
Themes this item is part of: Eva Schubert, German Migrant & Artist, 1958, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: woodworking
Inscriptions: In pencil: QLD. MAPLE.
User: Mrs Eva Schubert, Nunawading, Victoria, Australia, circa 1996

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