SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review June 2015
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This article was originally found in the June 2015 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 24, Issue 2, Page 34).
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The Barrie and Judith Heaven Collection of Indian Gond Paintings Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Now showing until 8 November 2015 The paintings of the Gond people of central India, the largest tribal group in the world, are exhibited for the first time at the AGSA.
Over a millennium, Gondâ€™s agrarian society evolved a distinctive aesthetic and religious identity in which ancient indigenous spirituality merged with more recent Hindu traditions.
Gond villagers traditionally painted the walls of houses with talismanic symbols, including forest deities, sacred animals and plants, using natural pigments, adopting the use of synthetic colours on canvas in the early 1980s...