Special Projects at Kluge-Ruhe

Jason Wing Artist Visit • Friday May 18, 2012

May 2012

Jason Wing is an artist of Chinese (Cantonese) and Aboriginal (Biripi) heritage who works in mixed media and installation. His exhibition People of Substance included a variety of site-specific installations, including Blacktown Dreaming, a bed composed of hypodermic syringes. As part of his visit, Wing installed a variety of his site-specific artworks, presented an artist talk at the museum and painted a mural in the museum’s breezeway. See the exhibition brochure featuring an essay by Liz Nowell here

Click here to download a copy of the brochure that accompanied his exhibition.

Presented in partnership with Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre.

Vernon Ah Kee Artist Residency • Tuesday January 24, 2012

April 2012

Aboriginal artist Vernon Ah Kee (Kuku Yalanji, Waanyi, Yidinji, Gugu Yimithirr) visited the University of Virginia as an artist-in-residence in coordination with the exhibition of his work ill-like. He delivered an Artist Talk on UVA Grounds and engaged with the public community at a reception at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. In addition, he guest lectured at two Figure Drawing courses and an Advance Filmmaking course, and critiqued over thirty students’ work in an Introduction to Drawing course at UVA. He also presented his work at an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) course on contemporary Aboriginal art. Ah Kee produced a new drawing in one of his Figure Drawing classes, which he donated to the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. Preceding and during Ah Kee’s residency, large textual works were installed by UVA students in three locations on UVA Grounds: the International Residence College, Brooks Hall Commons, and the first floor of Newcomb Hall.

Presented in partnership with Milani Gallery in Brisbane, Queensland and supported by the Queensland Government through its Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency, QIAMEA.

Judy Watson Artist Residency • Friday August 26, 2011

October 2011

Aboriginal artist Judy Watson (Waanyi) visited the Kluge-Ruhe Collection for a week as an artist-in-residence in October 2011. While here, she presented her work in an Artist Talk and lectured in a seminar for the Department of Environmental Sciences with UVA Professor Megan Marlatt. The artists shared their experience working among scientists at research stations in Australia and Virginia. Watson participated in a luncheon which considered the value, challenges, and resources for collaboration between the arts and sciences, at UVA and beyond. Watson also worked on a new set of prints titled experimental beds, which she proofed with UVA printmaking students. Author Henry Wiencek gave a talk about experimental beds called Seeing Jefferson from Australia at the Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture at UVA.

Presented in partnership with UVA Arts Council.

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