E X H I B I T I O N R E V I E W : I M A G I N I N G HA M P I – TAASA Review March 2009


This article was originally found in the March 2009 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 14).

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Susan Scollay T he village of Hampi in southern India sits within the ruins of the ancient Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagara, and has been brought to life in a ground-breaking exhibition currently showing at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum.

Drawing on the disciplines of archaeology, photography, computer animation and interactive media, the installation is divided into four distinct sections, drawing visitors through a vivid portrayal of the World Heritage site – a portrayal that is at once monumental and intimate. Virupaksha Gopuram from Hemakuta Hill, Hampi, India.

Photo: John Gollings John Gollings’ striking photographic images of sculpted temples and palaces in their craggy, boulder-strewn setting dominate one of the main galleries...