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China and the World Till June 2018 Art Gallery of South Australia This exhibition, across four display spaces, presents Chinese art from the AGSA collection together with local loans exploring Chinese art’s impact on Southeast Asia, Islam and Europe. QUEENSLAND Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s Till 12 August 2018 Queensland Art Gallery Showcases works by some of the most influential figures in contemporary art in Thailand, including Vasan Sitthiket, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Pinaree Sanpitak, Chatchai Puipia and the late Montien Boonma, as well as important early contributions by key artists such as Navin Rawanchaikul, Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Natee Utarit.

The exhibition encompasses a range of artistic approaches, from social and political engagement to spiritual and meditative principles, whose resonance and influence continue to be felt today. The long story Till 23 September 2018 Queensland Art Gallery The Long Story brings together works from the Gallery’s Asian and Pacific collections that explore the ways artists have responded to society, culture and spirituality, and how they can challenge accepted accounts of history.

The exhibition begins with works that reference war, conflict and civic traumas that have profoundly affected societies over time and across borders. Bodhi Tree Blessing Ceremony 4 May 2018 Queensland Art Gallery Celebrate the Buddha Birthday Festival with a special blessing ceremony of the Gallery’s Bodhi Tree...