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Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled)

During his lifetime, Shane Pickett (1957–2010) was acclaimed as one of Western Australia’s most significant contemporary Aboriginal artists.

Featuring 29 works from the most radical and significant phase of his career, Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled) is the first major exhibition of Pickett’s work in the US. Pickett’s paintings capture the transformations of the country near Perth in the south-west of Australia in ever-changing and innovative ways. Pickett described his paintings as ‘windows into the Dreaming’, and the strength of his culture is delivered through his work with breathtaking lyrical intensity. His paintings show the persistence and adaptability of Aboriginal ways of seeing the country in the face of colonisation. Shane Pickett’s Nyoongar name, Meeyakba, or ‘soft light of the moon,’ captures the spirit of an artist who set a beacon for those who follow him. One of the great innovators of Australian landscape painting, he is remembered as one of the pre-eminent Aboriginal Australian artists of his time.

The McClung Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please register for free tickets online. Admission & parking are free.

This touring exhibition is a partnership between the Mossenson Art Foundation, the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.

Saturday, May 7 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Exhibits & Films

Topic

Health & Wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Visual & Performing Arts, Sustainability

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Families

Website

https://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/exhibit...

Department
McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
Contact Name

Katy Malone

Contact Email

katy@utk.edu

Contact Phone

8659742416

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