Past Exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe

Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection

August 15, 2010 – June 20, 2011
This exhibition explored Aboriginal art as contemporary art with many influences derived from traditional practices such as rock art, body paint design and sand drawing. Central to many art works is the artist’s knowledge of the natural world and its cosmological underpinnings in the ancestral creation period known as The Dreaming. Included were paintings on bark and canvas, sculpture and objects representing many art styles and techniques used by Aboriginal artists from different regions of Australia.