SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review December 2013


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Realms of Wonder: Jain, Hindu and Islamic art of India Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 9 October 2013 – 27 January 2014 The first major exhibition exclusively dedicated to the art of India at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Realms of Wonder includes almost two hundred paintings, sculptures, textiles and decorative art objects dating from the eighth century till the present day.

The exhibition features art inspired by the three great spiritual traditions of India: Jainism, Hinduism and Islam and is the first comprehensive survey of Jain art ever staged in Australia.   Paradise on Earth – Flowers in the arts of Islam Until January 2014 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Paradise on earth presents works of art from the Middle East, India and Indonesia that feature floral subjects, a favourite theme of Muslim artists.

The works date from medieval times to the present era and include textiles, painting, ceramics and metalware...