Past Exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe

Etched in the Sun: Prints by Indigenous Australian Artists

January 12 – May 2, 2010
Etched in the Sun: Prints by Indigenous Australian Artists was an exhibition of fine art prints, which represented ten years of collaborative effort between artists and fine art printers. Organized by printmaker Basil Hall, Etched in the Sun included the work of leading Indigenous artists including Judy Watson (Waanyi), Banduk Marika (Dhangu, Yolngu – Rirratjingu), Jean Baptiste Apuatimi (Tiwi), Maringka Baker (Pitjantjatjara) and others.

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Jirtaka (Sawfish), 2008 Banduk Marika, Yalangbara Suite, 2002 Gawirrin Gumana

Timeless: Bark Paintings from Arnhem Land

May 12 – August 9, 2009
Timeless: Bark Paintings from Arnhem Land included work from the major art-producing communities throughout Australia’s north. Painted in natural ochres and pigments on eucalyptus bark, these works showed the distinctive styles of northeast, central and western Arnhem Land artists. Pairs of paintings by the masters of bark art show continuity over time in both subject matter and style. Featured artists included Yirawala (Gunwinggu), John Mawurndjul (Kuninjku) and Narritjin Maymuru (Yolngu).

Yuru-yururla: Women's Painting from Yuendumu

January 13 – May 9, 2009
Yuru-yururla, which translates as “mental image” or “vision”, showcased acrylic paintings by women from Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community northwest of Alice Springs in central Australia. This exhibition of twenty-three works from Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association’s heritage collection included paintings by Judy Napangardi Watson (Warlpiri), Bessie Nakamarra Sims (Warlpiri), Andrea Nungarrayi Martin (Warlpiri), Betsy Napangardi Lewis (Warlpiri) and others.

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