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 Travelled) 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. Over the course of his three-decade career, Pickett developed a new visual language to represent the cornerstones of the culture of his Nyoongar people: the pathways of ancestors, traditional healing practices and places, and especially the six seasons used by the Nyoongar to divide the year.

Upcoming dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Saturday, May 25th, 2019, repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until Friday, September 06, 2019 — all day
  • Starting Sunday, May 26th, 2019, repeats every week on Sunday until Sunday, September 08, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Starting Thursday, May 30th, 2019, repeats every week on Thursday until Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm


Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA

400 Worrell Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911


Lauren Maupin