Research

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We are committed to a robust program of academic research and publication on artworks in our collection and artworks by visiting artists. This research is authored by:

  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous art scholars, usually writing commissioned essays for exhibition publications
  • UVA or other university students taking courses in Aboriginal art and culture or curatorial studies
  • High school students enrolled in our Young Art Historians program developing college and career readiness skills
  • Kluge-Ruhe staff

To learn about collaborations we’ve done with artists, art centers and other museums and cultural institutions, including past exhibitions and residencies, please visit the Collaboration Archive.

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Research Highlights

“Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.” by Margo Smith AM

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“Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.” by Margo Smith AM

“Big Corroboree Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

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“Big Corroboree Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

Djambawa Marawili

August 18, 2015 - January 24, 2016

Djambawa Marawili

Research


Bianca Beetson: “Like Portrait” by Pat Hoffie

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Bianca Beetson: “Like Portrait” by Pat Hoffie

Carol McGregor: “Not a Calendar Girl” by Louise Martin-Chew

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Carol McGregor: “Not a Calendar Girl” by Louise Martin-Chew

Black Prints from Cicada Press with Artist Statements

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Black Prints from Cicada Press with Artist Statements

Damien Shen: “Being Ngarrindjeri: The Artistic Machinations of Damien Shen” by Franchesca Cubillo

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Damien Shen: “Being Ngarrindjeri: The Artistic Machinations of Damien Shen” by Franchesca Cubillo

Djambawa Marawili AM: “Change Agent” by Kimberley Moulton

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Djambawa Marawili AM: “Change Agent” by Kimberley Moulton

Judy Watson: “experimental beds” by Noreen Grahame

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Judy Watson: “experimental beds” by Noreen Grahame

Janet Fieldhouse: “The Sensibility of Ritual” by Joanna Bosse

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Janet Fieldhouse: “The Sensibility of Ritual” by Joanna Bosse

Jason Wing: “People of Substance” by Liz Nowell

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Jason Wing: “People of Substance” by Liz Nowell

Jilamara and Munupi Arts: “The Art of the Tiwi” by Julie Harvey

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Jilamara and Munupi Arts: “The Art of the Tiwi” by Julie Harvey

Julie Gough: “Julie Gough’s Forensic Archaeology of National Forgetting” by Joseph Pugliese

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Julie Gough: “Julie Gough’s Forensic Archaeology of National Forgetting” by Joseph Pugliese

Loongkoonan: “Soley Nyikina: The Art of Loongkoonan” by Henry F. Skerritt

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Loongkoonan: “Soley Nyikina: The Art of Loongkoonan” by Henry F. Skerritt

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri: “Namarari in Focus” by Alec O’Halloran

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Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri: “Namarari in Focus” by Alec O’Halloran

Nici Cumpston: “having-been-there” by Una Rey

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Nici Cumpston: “having-been-there” by Una Rey

Papunya Tjupi Arts: “New Narratives” by Vivien Johnson

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Papunya Tjupi Arts: “New Narratives” by Vivien Johnson

Reko Rennie: “Patternation” by Stephen Gilchrist

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Reko Rennie: “Patternation” by Stephen Gilchrist

Ricardo Idagi: “Gurari – Saltwater Drinker” by Kira Randolph

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Ricardo Idagi: “Gurari – Saltwater Drinker” by Kira Randolph

Ricky Maynard: Artist Statement

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Ricky Maynard: Artist Statement

Songs of a Secret Country, with essays by India Ferguson, Caitlyn Keeve, Rosalba Ponce, Jake Martin, Imani Williford, Macario Garcia and Lee Bloch

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Songs of a Secret Country, with essays by India Ferguson, Caitlyn Keeve, Rosalba Ponce, Jake Martin, Imani Williford, Macario Garcia and Lee Bloch

Tony Albert: “Hear and Now” by Franklin Sirmans

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Tony Albert: “Hear and Now” by Franklin Sirmans

Yhonnie Scarce: “What They Wanted” by Tess Allas

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Yhonnie Scarce: “What They Wanted” by Tess Allas

“Jackson Jacob and Bun Bun” by Helen Geiger and Hayley Owens

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“Jackson Jacob and Bun Bun” by Helen Geiger and Hayley Owens

“Water Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

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“Water Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

“Wild Potato Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

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“Wild Potato Dreaming by Johnny Warangkula” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

“Men Hunting with Rifles by Munggurrawuy Yunupingu” by Benjamin Wells

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“Men Hunting with Rifles by Munggurrawuy Yunupingu” by Benjamin Wells

“Turtles, Crocodiles and Stars by Nandjewa Amagula” by Marina Miller

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“Turtles, Crocodiles and Stars by Nandjewa Amagula” by Marina Miller

“Big Corroboree Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

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“Big Corroboree Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungarrayi” by Laura Bendick and Gauri Prakash

“Macassan-Influenced Yolngu Pipes” by Gavrielle Farmer

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“Macassan-Influenced Yolngu Pipes” by Gavrielle Farmer

Culture Couture Fashion Performance

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Culture Couture Fashion Performance

“’The enchantment of being what we are’: Diversity and change in Aboriginal art” by Margo Smith AM, from the “Dreaming Their Way” Exhibition Catalog

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“’The enchantment of being what we are’: Diversity and change in Aboriginal art” by Margo Smith AM, from the “Dreaming Their Way” Exhibition Catalog

“Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.” by Margo Smith AM

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“Aesthete and Scholar: Two complementary influences on the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.” by Margo Smith AM