Special Projects at Kluge-Ruhe

Bianca Beetson Artist Residency • Monday February 15, 2016

February – March 2016

Bianca Beetson (Kabi Kabi) is an Australian Indigenous contemporary artist based in Brisbane. During the course of her residency, Beetson taught in William Bennett’s Sculpture courses at UVA, guest lectured for George Sampson’s Arts and Athletics course on The Black See, and lectured to adults in an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) course. She partnered with Megan Marlatt, a Professor of Studio Art at UVA, in making a ‘big head’ self-portrait. The Kluge-Ruhe Collection hosted various sewing circles with UVA students and community members to help her finish a new work, the Elmo Skin Cloak, which was accepted into the 2016 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. She also presented a guided tour of her exhibition of selfies, Being Human, and delivered an artist talk at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection.

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

Presented in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts, Pat Hoffie, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and UVA McIntire Department of Art.