WITH HER HANDS: WOMEN’S FIBER ART FROM GAPUWIYAK – THE LOUISE HAMBY GIFT
On July 18, 2019, Kluge-Ruhe opened its newest exhibition of works from the permanent collection, an exhibition of fiber art from Gapuwiyak, Northern Australia. These baskets, dilly bags, mats, sculptures and necklaces are a recent gift to the museum by anthropologist Louise Hamby, who has undertaken fieldwork and research with artists of Gapuwiyak for more than 30 years.
The exhibition was curated by six students from universities across the United States. As part of the UVA Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, this project trains the next generation of curators to address the pressing lack of diversity in museum practice.
You can view more about the exhibition here https://kluge-ruhe.org/exhibition/upcoming-exhibitions/
Or view the Exhibition introduction panel.