Ngayulu Nguraku Ninti | The Country I Know is comprised of colorful large-scale paintings by Anmatyerre artist Barbara Moore and three smaller works by emerging artist Sharon Adamson. The paintings represent the artists’ traditional homelands and are a rich and colorful expression of their relationship to it.

Barbara Moore grew up in Ti Tree and moved to Amata to live with her husband. She is a full-time senior health worker for Nganampa Health at Atama Clinic while simultaneously fully committed to her art practice, painting at Tjala Arts on a daily basis. She began painting in April 2003 and her work is held in numerous private collections in both Europe and Australia. In 2012 she won the General Painting Award at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (Telstra Prize). Sharon Adamson is an emerging artist who also paints at Tjala Arts.

Barbara Moore, Sharon Adamson and Annie McLoughlin (Manager of Tjala Arts) will visit Kluge-Ruhe for an artist residency November 4-16, 2019. They will paint a mural in the breezeway space of the museum, will present a tour of their paintings on November 9, and will speak briefly at a reception on November 14 to celebrate the completion of the mural.

This exhibition and residency have been sponsored by Australia Council for the Arts.

Upcoming dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, February 02, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Starting Sunday, October 6th, 2019, repeats every week on Sunday until Sunday, February 02, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum

400 Worrell Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911


Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum