National Gallery of Australia features 2,000 years of Southeast Asian Art

Readers in Canberra may be interested in the new exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, Life, Death and Magic: 2000 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art.

Indonesia Ancestral Art Exhibition in Australia
Tempo Interaktif, 18 August 2010

The National Gallery of Australia is holding the exhibition Life, Death and Magic: 2000 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art in Canberra from August 13 to October 31, 2010.

The art exhibited are goods made from fiber, stones, metal, wood and clay, sculptures on monumental ancestors and fertility gods, devil masks and intricate gold jewelries and huge sarcophagi.

The art express the most ancient spiritual beliefs, including religious ceremonies depicting live and death.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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