In Ruby and Hunter, stories relating to Claudia Moodoonuthi’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, Moodoonuthi 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 Moodoonuthi’s formative years.
Ruby and Hunter has been curated in collaboration with Freja Carmichael.
An exhibition held in conjunction with NAIDOC Week 2017.
SUNDAY 2 JULY –
SUNDAY 13 AUGUST 2017
6.30pm Friday 30 June 2017
Floor Talk and Morning Tea:
10.30am Sunday 2 July 2017
Image: Claudia Moodoonuthi, Kombali Story Places (detail) 2016, synthetic polymer paint on canvas.
© Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.