ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review December 2011

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This article was originally found in the December 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 57).

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architecture, although this art form is often overlooked in public art collections and the inevitable exposure of wood to the outdoor elements has meant few have survived intact today.

Doors often contain a rich symbolic language that epitomises the aesthetic of the era in which they were made. In recent years the Art Gallery of South Australia has actively sought to develop a representative collection of this art form.

The most recent acquisition is the spectacular Balinese Temple doors, whose ornate carved decoration exemplifies the sculptural style that flourished in the island’s north coast kingdom of Buleleng...