Mopoke gargoyle

Collection ID ART90760
Collection type Art
Title Mopoke gargoyle
Measurement Overall: 29.8 x 30.8 x 17 cm
Object type Sculpture
Maker Bowles, Leslie, Ewers, Raymond Boultwood
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 22 June 2017
Copyright AWM copyright

This plaster model for a gargoyle depicts the head of a Mopoke. The plaster model was created in the studio of William Leslie Bowles in Melbourne with the assistance of sculptor, Ray Ewers. In 1940 and 1941 the plaster cast was used as the template for a stonemason to carve an in-situ sandstone gargoyle in the cloisters of the Commemorative Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial.