Past Exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe

Black Prints from Cicada Press

Brett Nannup, Self-Portrait, 2012.May 31 – August 18, 2013

Black Prints from Cicada Press provided glimpses into the art practices of a variety of artists from across Australia. Some of the artworks were narrative-based, with stories of memory, identity and tradition. Others are considered conceptual art, albeit with a particular Australian Aboriginal twist. The title is a wordplay on the Australian childhood obsession of collecting cicada carcasses during summer months. “Green Grocers” are the most common type of cicadas in eastern Australia, and many of their carcasses can be traded in for just one carcass of the rare and highly prized “Black Prince.” Cicada Press is an educationally-focused printmaking workshop that places emphasis on open dialogue and the importance of lived experience in learning. Since 2006, it has invited emerging and established Aboriginal artists to explore printmaking as an artistic practice through workshops and residencies. This exhibition featured prints by artists such as Gordon Hookey, Vernon Ah Kee, Reko Rennie and Laurel Nannup.

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