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Piece of Timber - American Oak, circa 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 961598

Piece of uncarved American Oak, 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 American Oak. It is in a commercially sawn length with one end curved. The timber is raw and its name has been written on it in pencil by the artist.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Eva Schubert
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.50 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 8.00 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, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: woodworking
Inscriptions: In pencil: AMERICAN OAK.
User: Mrs Eva Schubert, Nunawading, Victoria, Australia, circa 1996


william geerts Posted on 24 Mar 2014 1:17 PM
Is it possible to find out if Ms Shubert is still working ??
Discovery Centre Posted on 04 Apr 2014 12:52 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi William, we've asked several of the Museum's staff that have communicated with Eva in the past, but we can't be conclusive about if she is still working.

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