Pattern Thinking: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Tom and Cynthia SchneiderJohnny Possum Tjapaltjarri, "Possum Dreaming," 2005, acrylic on canvas, 24.4" x 23.6"
October 11 – November 16, 2018

Pattern Thinking: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Tom and Cynthia Schneider is curated by artist and scholar Anne Keener. Keener says, “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art is one of the most significant art movements of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Indigenous Australian people are the custodians of the land to which they belong and have been influential in repealing the doctrine of terra nullius in Australia and winning the right to live on their traditional lands.” It features work by such artists as Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, one of the founders of the Western Desert Art Movement.

Curator Anne Keener will speak about the exhibition on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m., location TBA.

Image credit top right: Johnny Possum Tjapaltjarri, “Possum Dreaming,” 2005, acrylic on canvas, 24.4″ x 23.6″

Image credit bottom left: Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, “Snake and Kangaroo Dreaming,” 1992, acrylic on canvas, 32″ x 51.9″

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, "Snake and Kangaroo Dreaming," 1992, acrylic on canvas, 32" x 51.9"The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is supported by The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Art History. For further information, contact the gallery at 348-1891 or go to our website:

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