Australian Aboriginal artist Kent Morris will discuss his art career in conjunction with Unvanished, an exhibition currently on display at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. Morris, a Melbourne-based Barkindji artist, constructs digital photographic collages that explore the relationship between contemporary Indigenous Australian identity and the modern built environment. In doing so, he highlights the resilience of Indigenous people in the face of constantly changing circumstances and their ongoing connections to place amidst urban and suburban development. His work is in numerous major public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Koorie Heritage Trust and the Parliament House Art Collection. This exhibition is sponsored by Australia Council for the Arts and the UVA Parents Fund.
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal Art. Working with living artists, international scholars and arts professionals, we provide a wide range of learning experiences to the University community and the public... more