Visiting Fellow Raymond Bulambula guides a UVA art student in making a "Marratjirri" Morning Star Pole.

Fayerweather Hall, McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

Yolngu Films at Virginia Film Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:30pm | Jefferson School

Three Yolngu films will be screened at the Virginia Film Festival this year, including two short films by Mellon Indigneous Arts Fellow Ishmael Marika! Marika's shorts, Galka and Gapu Ga Gunda, with be screened before the feature film Gurrumul. Mellon Fellows Ishmael Marika and Wukun Wanambi will join Curator Henry Skerritt for a discussion after the screenings. 

DATE/TIME Saturday, November 3, 7:30-10pm

LOCATION Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St NW, 2nd floor, Charlottesville, VA 22903

TICKETS must be purchased in advance from the Virgina Film Festival website: https://secure.virginiafilmfestival.org/8168/8234


About the Films

GALKA

Indigenous filmmaker Ishmael Marika brings to life the Yolngu mythological figure Galka, a man of dark power and magic. A young boy has a chilling encounter with this mysterious stranger, creating the perfect horror short for the Halloween season. Discussion with director Ishmael Marika.

GAPU GA GUNDA

As cyclone Lam approaches Yirrkala, Nonggirrnga Marawili reflects on her origins. She shares her personal history from life as a hunter gatherer to one of Australia’s most interesting contemporary artists. Discussion with director Ishmael Marika.

GURRUMUL

Praised by audiences spanning the globe, Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was considered one of the most prominent vocal artists to ever emerge from Australia. Blind from birth, Gurrumul found his voice through music. Amidst living a traditional Yolngu life, Gurrumul utilized his musical ability to inspire his Elcho Island community in far North East Arnhem Land. When his breakthrough album ‘Gurrumul’ was released, artists around the world started to embrace the enigmatic talent and his music. Carrying on Gurrumul’s legacy, this documentary offers a glimpse into the cultural and ceremonial lifestyle that informed the singer’s musical artistry. Discussion with shorts director Ishmael Marika and Wukun Wanambi (The Mulka Project), moderated by Henry F. Skerritt (Kluge-Ruhe).

 

Dance Workshop with Amrita Hepi

Friday, September 21, 2018
3-5pm | UVA Culqreth Stage

Dance Workshop with Amrita Hepi

Friday, September 21  |  3:00 - 5:00 pm  |  free  |  UVA Culbreth Stage

This workshop focuses on how to acknowledge the land you are on while dancing. It will include a discussion about cultural dance and how dance is created collaboratively, tuition in phrasing and gestures, and peer presentation. It is open to anyone, regardless of dance experience. 

Amrita Hepi is an award winning choreographer and dancer with Bundjulung (Australia) and Ngapuhi (New Zealand) Indigenous heritage. Her mission as an artist is to push the barriers of intersectionality and make work that garners multiple access points through allegories. Her practice at present is interested in the perpetuation of culture, tradition 

and a ‘decolonial imagination.'

Space is limited to please register here.

Artist Talk | Wendy Red Star

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:30pm | CAM 153

Artist Talk | Wendy Red Star

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30pm

Campbell Hall, Room 153

Wendy Red Star, raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, creates work that is informed by both her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty, and unsettling. Intergenerational collaborative work is integral to her practice, along with creating a forum for the expression of Native women’s voices in contemporary art. Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Portland Art Museum, Hood Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

DIRECTIONS to Campbell Hall: http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/popPages/15-campbellhall.html

FREE PARKING available in Culbreth Garage http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/popPages/194-culbrethRoad_garage.html

 

Artist Talk | Teri Greeves

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6pm | CAM 153

Artist Talk | Teri Greeves

Wednesday, October 24, 6pm

Campbell Hall, Room 153

Enrolled with the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Teri Greeves began beading at eight years old. After growing up on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming where her mother ran a trading post, she eventually graduated from UC Santa Cruz. Greeves began her career as a beadwork artist after winning Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1999. She has won awards and honors at Indian Market, the Heard Museum and, in 2003, she received the Dobkin Fellow at the School of American Research.  In 2009 she was featured in the PBS television series, Craft in America and in 2016 she was selected as the USA Distinguished Fellow in Traditional Arts.  Her work has been exhibited in Changing Hands 2 at the Museum of Art and Design; at the Brooklyn Art Museum’s Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains; in State of the Artat the Crystal Bridges Museum; and recently in Native Fashion Nowat the Peabody Essex Museum. Greeves' work is also included in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the British Museum, the Heard Museum, the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Portland Art Museum among others. Greeves lives with her husband and two sons in Santa Fe, NM.

Greeves' work is featured in the exhibition Reflections: Native Art Across Generations.  This exhibition is curated by Adriana Greci Green, Curator of Indigenous Arts of the Americas, and brings together historic Native American art drawn from the collections of The Fralin Museum of Art with the work of several distinguished contemporary Native artists. Greeves is a 2018 Mellon Indigenous Arts Visiting Fellow and will be in residence in Charlottesville from Oct. 22-26, 2018.

DIRECTIONS to Campbell Hall: http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/popPages/15-campbellhall.html

FREE PARKING available in Culbreth Garage http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/popPages/194-culbrethRoad_garage.html

 

Artist Talk | Jenni Kemarre Martiniello

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6pm | Kluge-Ruhe

Aboriginal artist Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello (Arrernte) will give a lecture about her artistic practice over the last fifteen years as a glass artist, poet, writer and photographer. Refreshments will be provided at 6:00 pm and the lecture will begin at 6:30 pm. Space is limited and registration is required.

Martiniello’s work is currently on view in a solo exhibition at Kluge-Ruhe titled Freshwater Saltwater Weave.

Space is limited, so please register for this event here

Night at the Museum

Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:30 | Kluge-Ruhe

Freshwater Saltwater Weave

Freshwater Saltwater Weave is a series of glass works by contemporary urban-based Arrernte artist Jenni Kemarre Martiniello. Her works in hot blown glass, coldworked glass and canes are inspired by the aesthetics of Aboriginal woven forms, such as dilly bags, eel traps, fish traps and fish scoops.

Martiniello will be visiting Kluge-Ruhe as a resident artist September 15 – October 15, 2018. We invite you to celebrate the opening of this exhibition at Night at the Museum on September 20. Martiniello will speak briefly at this event, but  will give a full tour of her exhibition on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 am and will present an Artist Talk on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 pm. She will be in residence at the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Glass Studio from September 27-30.

Image: Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Yellow Rushes Fish Basket #2, 2017, hot blown and coldworked glass with canes. 

 

About Jenni Kemarre Martiniello

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello is an award-winning visual artist, poet, writer, and photographer of Arrernte, Chinese and Anglo-Celtic descent. She was NAIDOC Artist of the Year in 2010, and was awarded Canberra Critics Circle Awards for Visual Arts in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she won the prestigious Telstra Prize for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Her works are held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Parliament House Collection, the National Museum of Palau, the National Art Gallery of the Solomon Islands, the Corning Museum of Glass and the British Museum. Jenni works from her studio at Canberra Glassworks. She is represented by Sabbia Gallery in Sydney and Paul Johnstone Gallery in Darwin, Australia.

Film Screening | El Inca

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:30pm | Violet Crown

The Virginia Film Festival's VFF at Violet Crown series presents EL INCA.

'El Inca' is a tragic love story based on the life of two-time World Boxing Champion, Edwin “El Inca” Valero. A charismatic boxer from the Venezuelan Andes, Edwin fights in rings around the world, puts on great shows, and defeats all his rivals with his fulminating knockouts. But as his professional rise begins to sky-rocket, his personal life is put in jeopardy. Trapped in his insecurities, Edwin brings about his own destruction by cheating on his wife and becoming addicted to drugs. Based on powerful true story, this vertiginous film focuses on the life of a talented young man who reaches success, but ends up being the victim of his excesses and his countless fears. View the movie trailer here

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