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RUBY AND HUNTER – EXHIBITION OPENING
Fri. 30 June 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
Ruby and Hunter: Claudia Moondoonuthi
6.30pm Friday 30 June 2017
Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
In Ruby and Hunter, stories relating to Claudia Moondoonuthi's place of belonging, Kaiadilt Country of Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD are represented through reflections on culture, identity and family ties. Inspired by her two dogs named Ruby and Hunter, Moondoonuthi honours her people's innate relationship with dingos, and a shared understanding of the land and each other. These narratives are translated through vibrant paintings and sculptural forms that embody a deep connection to Country nurtured during Claudia Moondoonuthi's formative years.
Ruby and Hunter has been curated in collaboration with Freja Carmichael.
An exhibition held in conjunction with NAIDOC Week 2017.
Image: Claudia Moondoonuthi, Kombali Story Places (detail) 2016, synthetic polymer paint on canvas.
© Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.