W H AT ‘ S O N I N A U S TRALIA A N D O V E R S E A S : DECEMBER 2011 – FEBRUARY 2012 A SELECTIVE ROUNDUP OF EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS – TAASA Review December 2011

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Compiled by Tina Burge In the steps of the Buddha NGV International 17 December 2011 – June 2012 This exhibition of 80 Buddhist and Hindu works of art drawn from the NGV’s collection explores the development of Buddhist imagery across Asia.

From early Buddhist works created in India in the 2nd -4th centuries CE to contemporary Zen Buddhist ink and brush paintings in the Chinese tradition, In the steps of the Buddha illustrates the changing image of the Buddha, bodhisattvas and guardian deities, and the connection between tantric Hinduism and Buddhism.

The wide range of Buddhist works include: ritual items; pilgrimage souvenirs; a biographical painting; manuscript covers; sculptures of the Buddha, bodhisattvas and Buddhist deities in bronze, wood, clay and lacquer...