january, 2021

28janAll Day27junDub Leffler: Darkish

Dub Leffler painting at Kluge-Ruhe

Event Details

Enjoy Dub Leffler: Darkish, a selection of watercolors made for illustrations in children’s literature and other related works at Kluge-Ruhe. Darkish explores how Indigenous children are represented in children’s literature, and the term “darkish” was used by the adoption agency to describe the artist himself as a child. Historically, Aboriginal children have been stereotyped in children’s literature or excluded altogether, not unlike their adult counterparts in non-Indigenous fiction over the last 200 years. Leffler’s work expands the image of the Aboriginal child to encompass the diversity of Indigenous Australia, allowing the opportunity for all Aboriginal children to see themselves and their histories reflected in the books that help shape who they become. 



January 28 (Thursday) - June 27 (Sunday)


Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA

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