Past Exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe

Judy Watson: heron island suite


Judy Watson, heron island suite #4, 2009/10.

August 26 – December 18, 2011

heron island suite comprised a collection of editioned prints by Aboriginal artist Judy Watson (Waanyi). The Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library held a satellite exhibition from 2011-2012 of eight of the prints. heron island suite is the first major suite of etchings by Watson, which resulted from her residency at Heron Island Research Station in 2009. The prints are based on the animal, plant, and marine life of the island and the research conducted there. Her meticulous process involved multiple etchings and background washes on each print. The colors emulate the luminosity of the sea and show the variety of wildlife that the Great Barrier Reef supports. For information on Watson’s residency at Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Aboriginal Art at UVA in October 2011, see our special projects page.

Presented in partnership with UVA Arts Council.