B E N E ATH TH E W INDS : AN E XHI B ITION AT TH E AGSA – TAASA Review June 2011
Russell Kelty O n 18 November this year, the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) will open an exhibition Beneath the Winds: Highlights of the Southeast Asian Collection at the Art Gallery of South Australia to coincide with the launch of a collection publication, funded by Santos and written by James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art.
The publication will be the first comprehensive survey of the Art Gallery’s Southeast Asian permanent collection and celebrates the enthusiastic support of numerous donors that has ensured its continuing expansion over recent decades.
Most notably, the exhibition and publication will acknowledge the contribution of Art Gallery patron, Michael Abbott AO QC who recently received the honour of a gallery naming in recognition of his contribution to the Southeast Asian collection. Plate, with naval battle, created in Vietnam, Chu Dau, Nam Sach found in Indonesia, 15th-early16th century (Ming Occupation 1407-1427, Le Dynasty 1428-1788), stoneware, underglaze cobalt decoration, 36.0 cm diameter, Elizabeth and Tom Hunter Fund 1984 Beneath the Winds presents around 120 objects from the permanent collection and highlights familiar iconic pieces as well as introducing more recent acquisitions...