ACT

Devotion, Nature, Time, People

National Gallery of Australia

Ongoing

Works dating from 2,500 BCE to the contemporary, from Papua to Turkey, Mongolia to Roti island are structured around four themes - ‘Devotion’, ‘Nature’, ‘People’ and ‘Time and Place’ exploring Asian art across geography, time, religion and culture.

NSW

Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dewdrop

Museum of Contemporary Art

2 October 2020 - 28 Feburary 2121

Using a spectacular array of processes which include flinging molten bronze, burning paper and allowing the rain to transform surfaces, Lee draws on her Australian and Chinese heritage to develop works that engage with the history of art, cultural authenticity, personal identity and the cosmos. 

 

In One Drop of Water

Art Gallery of NSW

15 June 2019 - December 2020

Drawing on rich and diverse works from the Gallery collection, this exhibition explores the poetic, symbolic and social significance of water in Asian art. The art of tea, the mixing of ink for calligraphy, dyeing of cloth and creation of porcelain are all dependent on water.

Together in Art

Art Gallery of NSW

Ongoing

Together in Art offers an online project which connects the Gallery with artists, performers and audiences and aims to directly support Australian artists. You can explore two new online exhibitions: Hyper-linked and Wirura Kanyini.

Holding Patterns

4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Until 23 October 2020

This exhibition highlights the works of Sydney-based artists Shireen Taweel and Sofiyah Ruqayah. Shireen’s works are often site-specific, weaving local narratives and research with a focus on experimentation in material and sound through site. Sofiyah works across drawing, installation, collage and painting to explore the strange territories between human and non-human realities. She is interested in themes of mutation, dream and spirit worlds.

SA

Samurai

Art Gallery of South Australia

From 24 July 2020

Features over 100 works from AGSA’s Japanese collection that portray the pervasive influence of the samurai from the 14th to 20th centuries. The expansive display of textiles, lacquer, ceramics, metalware, screens, scrolls, prints and swords, highlights exemplary works, some on display for the first time.

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