S T A I R W A Y T O H E A V E N – H I M ALA Y A N ART AT A G S A – TAASA Review December 2013


This article was originally found in the December 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 4, Page 24).

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Russell Kelty S tairway to Heaven: Art from the Himalayas, on view at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) from 8 June to 16 December 2013 presents over 40 works from the collection as well as local lenders.

All the works have been created primarily in the Himalayan region, or inspired by its sacred traditions, such as Tibetan or vajrayana Buddhism, and its physical environs.

The display examines influences on the development of Tibetan Buddhism, through ritual implements essential to tantric practitioners such as the vajra, thangka depicting spiritual masters and Lamas as well as sculptures created in metal, clay and wood. ...