John Davis
Presence

Key works

  • John Davis
Australia 1936-99
Evolution of a fish: Traveller 1990
twigs, cotton thread, calico, bituminous paint
110.0 x 130.0 x 18.0 cm
Private collection, Melbourne
© Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

    John Davis
    Australia 1936-99
    Evolution of a fish: Traveller 1990
    twigs, cotton thread, calico, bituminous paint
    110.0 x 130.0 x 18.0 cm
    Private collection, Melbourne
    © Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

  • John Davis
Australia 1936-99
Unrolled 1973
canvas, earthenware
4.5 x 42.5 x 1625.0 cm (canvas) (unrolled)
Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Purchased for the Collection of the City of Mildura Arts Centre with a grant from the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, 1973 (73/11)
© Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

    John Davis
    Australia 1936-99
    Unrolled 1973
    canvas, earthenware
    4.5 x 42.5 x 1625.0 cm (canvas) (unrolled)
    Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
    Purchased for the Collection of the City of Mildura Arts Centre with a grant from the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, 1973 (73/11)
    © Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

  • John Davis
Australia 1936-99
Traveller 1987
twigs, paper, calico, polyvinyl acetate emulsion, bituminous paint
117.0 x 130.0 x 56.0 cm
Collection of Ken and Marian Scarlett, Melbourne
© Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

    John Davis
    Australia 1936-99
    Traveller 1987
    twigs, paper, calico, polyvinyl acetate emulsion, bituminous paint
    117.0 x 130.0 x 56.0 cm
    Collection of Ken and Marian Scarlett, Melbourne
    © Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

  • John Davis
Australia 1936-99
Fish and pebbles: I think the earth is dying 1990 (detail)
twigs, cotton thread, calico, bituminous paint
(1-104) 16.0 x 300.0 x 200.0 (variable) (installation)
Private collection, Melbourne
© Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

    John Davis
    Australia 1936-99
    Fish and pebbles: I think the earth is dying 1990 (detail)
    twigs, cotton thread, calico, bituminous paint
    (1-104) 16.0 x 300.0 x 200.0 (variable) (installation)
    Private collection, Melbourne
    © Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

  • John Davis
Australia 1936-99
9 conversations (and 81 drawings) 1996
twigs, cotton thread, calico, bituminous paint
124.0 x 76.0 x 10.0 cm
Private collection, Melbourne
© Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

    John Davis
    Australia 1936-99
    9 conversations (and 81 drawings) 1996
    twigs, cotton thread, calico, bituminous paint
    124.0 x 76.0 x 10.0 cm
    Private collection, Melbourne
    © Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

  • John Davis
Australia 1936-99
Traveller 1987
twigs, paper, calico, polyvinyl acetate emulsion, bituminous paint
117.0 x 130.0 x 56.0 cm
Collection of Ken and Marian Scarlett, Melbourne
© Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

    John Davis
    Australia 1936-99
    Traveller 1987
    twigs, paper, calico, polyvinyl acetate emulsion, bituminous paint
    117.0 x 130.0 x 56.0 cm
    Collection of Ken and Marian Scarlett, Melbourne
    © Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

  • John Davis
Australia 1936-99
(Spotted fish) 1989
twigs, cotton thread, calico, bituminous paint
55.0 x 145.0 x 30.0 cm
Private collection, Melbourne
© Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

    John Davis
    Australia 1936-99
    (Spotted fish) 1989
    twigs, cotton thread, calico, bituminous paint
    55.0 x 145.0 x 30.0 cm
    Private collection, Melbourne
    © Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

  • Nine through five 1971
fibreglass, masonite, chipboard and enamel paint
(5 boxes) 30.8 x 33.4 x 40.4 cm each
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
Gift of Marlene Creaser through the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1983 (1983.049a-e)
Photo: Dean Beletich
© Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia

    Nine through five 1971
    fibreglass, masonite, chipboard and enamel paint
    (5 boxes) 30.8 x 33.4 x 40.4 cm each
    Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
    Gift of Marlene Creaser through the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1983 (1983.049a-e)
    Photo: Dean Beletich
    © Penelope Davis & Martin Davis. Administered by VISCOPY, Australia