Raymond Bulambula

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

Fayerweather Studio

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

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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

Fralin

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

LECTURE: Sex, Spirits, and Sorcery, by Curator Henry Skerritt

Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 pm, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection/ 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville

LECTURE: Sex, Spirits, and Sorcery, by Curator Henry Skerritt

Located in Australia’s tropical north, Arnhem Land has long been one of the epicenters of the modern Aboriginal art movement. The art of the region opens a window onto another world: a world in which ancestral spirits remain a constant presence in the land. These narratives contain all the drama of a Hollywood epic: struggles over life and death, love and lust, all set within the simmering magic of the tropics. Focusing on the world-class holdings of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection this lecture explores the development of the art of Arnhem Land from 1911 to the present.

Event is free but space is limited, so registration is required, here.

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