Research

What is Kluge-Ruhe exploring today? Find out here.

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.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist, curator, arts worker, or you work in our field and you would like physical copies of one of our publications, please email ldm3d@virginia.edu and we will send it/them to you!

Note: The search feature only searches the title or author by keyword. It does not search the entirety of the pdf by keyword.

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


Ricky Maynard: Artist Statement

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Ricky Maynard: Artist Statement

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

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

Reko Rennie: “Patternation” by Stephen Gilchrist

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Reko Rennie: “Patternation” by Stephen Gilchrist

Papunya Tjupi Arts: “New Narratives” by Vivien Johnson

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Papunya Tjupi Arts: “New Narratives” by Vivien Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jason Wing: “People of Substance” by Liz Nowell

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Jason Wing: “People of Substance” by Liz Nowell

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

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

Judy Watson: “experimental beds” by Noreen Grahame

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Judy Watson: “experimental beds” by Noreen Grahame

Djambawa Marawili AM: “Change Agent” by Kimberley Moulton

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Djambawa Marawili AM: “Change Agent” by Kimberley Moulton

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

Black Prints from Cicada Press with Artist Statements

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Black Prints from Cicada Press with Artist Statements

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

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

Bianca Beetson: “Like Portrait” by Pat Hoffie

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Bianca Beetson: “Like Portrait” by Pat Hoffie