Art and Country

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
400 Worrell Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Region Central Virginia
Locality Albemarle
Friday, May 29, 2015 - Sunday, May 01, 2016 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Phone: (434) 244-0234

Art and Country is a diverse selection of thirty-four works on canvas, paper and eucalyptus bark drawn from the Kluge-Ruhe’s permanent collection. The exhibition explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with “country,” their homeland. Many artists represent features of the landscape to communicate their ongoing connection to their ancestral land and the Dreaming. Other artists raise awareness about the dispossession of country as a result of colonization or investigate the importance of story and personal memory. Throughout the exhibition visitors are invited to reflect upon their own connections to land and place.

Last Updated: 9/16/2015 3:31 PM
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