Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of South East Asian Art

 

Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of Southeast Asian Art

18 NOVEMBER TO 29 JANUARY
Free Admission

Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of Southeast Asian Art presents a spectacular selection of works of art from the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, including many new acquisitions seen for the very first time.  The exhibition features 120 works of art, which range in diversity from prehistoric stone sculpture to present day ritual painting, and provides an exciting introduction into the astonishing aesthetic heritage of Southeast Asia. 

Among the recent major acquisitions exhibited in Beneath the winds is the monumental Burmese Temple bell, unique for its intact bracket depicting Prince Siddartha. Visitors to the exhibition will also be given the opportunity to glimpse the variety of textile art in the Art Gallery’s collection.

The exhibition coincides with the release of the lavishly illustrated publication Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of Southeast Asian Art from the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, which will be available from the Gallery Shop.

GUIDED TOURS
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays at 12 noon

FAMILY TRAIL
The Beneath the winds family trail invites children and their carers to learn together about the diversity of Southeast Asian art and culture. Follow the flight of the fabulous white cockatoo on your journey through the exhibition. This complimentary family trail is suitable for all ages and is available at the exhibition entrance.

CELEBRATION SATURDAY
Saturday 19 November 11am - 3pm

FLOOR TALKS
Tuesday 22 November at 12.30pm

Tuesday 29 November at 12.30pm

Tuesday 6 December at 12.30pm

Tuesday 24 January at 12.30pm

PUBLIC LECTURE
Saturday 21 January at 2pm

TEXTILE CONSERVATION with Mary Jose

GALLERY MEMBERS PREVIEW

DEPARTURE

MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY

South East Asian Collection Highlights

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detail: Burma, Small chest, with Vessantara story, Hsaya Sein, c.1900, Bagan, Mandalay
wood, lacquer, pigment, metal, 33.0 x 31.0 x 41.0 cm; Gift of Michael Abbott QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2004
20045A21
detail: Indonesia,  Wilmana, 19th century, Klungkung region, Bali, wood, traces of natural pigment and gold leaf, metal, 152.0 x 73.0 cm; Gift of Michael Abbott AO QC, Beverley Anderson, Kathy Booth, Colin Cowan, Dr Michael Hayes  and Dr Ross Sweet through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Collectors’ Club 2005
20057S10
detail: Malaysia, Ceremonial tray [kerikal] , c.1887, Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia, silver-copper alloy, 51.5 cm (diameter); Public Donations Fund 2006
0063A34
detail: Indonesia, Landing at Tuban, from the ‘Tale of Panji’ [Kidung Malat], late 19th–early 20th century, Kamasan, Klungkung, Bali, handwoven cotton, pigments, 72.0 x 230.0 cm; d’Auvergne Boxall Bequest Fund 2007
20077P30
detail: Burma, Buddhist manuscript [kammavaca] , 1935, Twante, Yangon, wood, fabric, lacquer, gold leaf, 62.0 x 12.5 cm; Gift of the estate of Mrs Elizabeth S. Routt 2008
20082A9
detail: Indonesia, Wrap cloth [kain panjang] with ‘golden vehicle’ [kereta kencana] motif , c.1975, Masina workshop, Trusmi, Cirebon, West Java, cotton, dyes, tulis batik, 105.0 x 253.0 cm; Gift of Michael Abbott QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2010.  Donated through  the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
20103A16
detail: Indonesia, Wrap cloth [kain panjang] with ‘fragrant garden’ [taman arum] motif , Masina workshop, c.1975, Trusmi, Cirebon, West Java, cotton, dyes, tulis batik, 105.0 x 253.0 cm; Gift of Michael Abbott AO QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2010
20103A17
detail: Burma, Death, Third of the Four Sights seen by Prince Siddhartha, c.1900, Burma, wood, pigment, metal, fibre, body with crows 90.0 x 38.0 x 48.0 cm, vulture 24.0 x 36.0 x 16.0 cm; Gift of Barrie and Judith Heaven 2010
20106S6 (a–d)
detail: Indonesia, Batara Guru, shadow puppet, 19th century, east Java, buffalo hide and horn, natural pigments, metal, fibre, 77.5 x 26.5 cm; Public Donations Fund 2010
20109A72
detail: Indonesia, Temple doors, 18th 19th century, Tejakula, Luleleng, Bali, wood, pigment, gold leaf, 259.1 x 265.0 x 119.4 cm; Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2011
20115A28
detail: Indonesia, Wrap cloth [kain panjang] with Banaspati face , 1907 or earlier, Yogyakarta, Central Java, cotton, natural dyes, tulis batik, 105.0 x 257.5 cm; Gift of Mrs G.B. Booth 1973
737A38
detail: Indonesia, Wrap cloth [kampuh], early–mid 20th century, Negara, Jembrana, Bali, silk and metal thread, synthetic dyes, supplementary-weft weave, two panels stitched together, 156.0 x 127.5 cm; South Australian Government Grant 1974
747A65
detail:Malaysia, Pair of temple lions, c.1880, Melaka, wood, pigment,gold leaf, 41.0 x 55.0 x 19.0 cm (a), 41.0 x 56.5 x 21.0 cm (b); Gift of Jamie Simpson in memory of Judy Wheeler through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2010
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
01010S17(a&b)




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