Special Projects at Kluge-Ruhe

Ricky Maynard Artist Residency • Monday April 11, 2011

April 2011

Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer Ricky Maynard (Cape Portland/Ben Lomond) spent two weeks at UVA as an artist-in-residence to coincide with the opening of his exhibition Portrait of a Distant Land at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. He delivered the John W. and Maria T. Kluge Distinguished Lecture in Arts and Humanities, titled Picturing Ourselves/Creating a Visual History. He also guest lectured to photography students in the McIntire Department of Art and at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) course at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. Maynard was also interviewed by history professor John Edwin Mason.

Presented in partnership with UVA Arts Council.

Mural by Reko Rennie and Frank Buffalo Hyde • Saturday January 15, 2011

January 2011

Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie (Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi) collaborated on a mural at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative with American Indian artist Frank Bufallo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce). After participating in the Beyond Walls symposium together in January 2011, Rennie and Hyde worked on a mural that was meant to express each artist’s indigenous identity. The mural was installed in July 2011 on the exterior of the Bridge PAI building, and a formal dedication celebrated its new presence in Charlottesville’s Belmont community.

Click here to see the Bridge PAI Mural Project from RMD2.

Reko Rennie Artist Residency • Wednesday January 5, 2011

January 2011

Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie (Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi) visited UVA in January 2011 as an artist-in-residence. His exhibition, Patternation, involved spray painting the walls of the Kluge-Ruhe gallery with a geometric pattern that was based on Kamilaroi designs. Rennie also participated in a symposium titled Beyond Walls with Native American artist Frank Buffalo Hyde and UVA Professor Dean Dass.

Click here to see Reko Rennie – Patternation by Squid and Beard.

Presented in partnership with Arts Victoria, Tony Bennett, the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Commonplace Arts, Lucille and Kennerly Digges, the Embassy of Australia, Terrill and Melinda Hope, Tussi Kluge, Jim and Yolanda Roberts, David Schulenberg, Margo Smith and Tom Cogill, Terry Snowball and Machel Monenerkit, Marc Sobel and Lisa Sandy, J M Zell Partners, Ltd, the UVA McIntire Department of Art, the UVA School of Architecture, and the Vice Provost for the Arts at UVA.

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