Henry Skerritt

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Henry Skerritt is Curator of Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the McIntire Department of Art at UVA. His research considers the ways in which Indigenous art and artists reflect the changed global conditions of contemporaneity with a particular focus on Indigenous artists critique of historicism and the modern museum. Skerritt has worked extensively with Aboriginal communities in northern Australia and is currently undertaking a major collaborative research project with Yolngu artists at Yirrkala in northeastern Arnhem Land. He is editor of three books: No Boundaries: Contemporary Aboriginal Abstract Painting (Prestel, 2015); Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia (Prestel, 2016) and The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles (Prestel, 2019).