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REALMS OF WONDER EXHIBITION

BIG COUNTRY Rarely seen desert art CORRESPONDENCES Serendipity in style & forms

OCTOBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014

SPRING LECTURE SERIES The Art of Asia


CONNECT cover detail: Saiyid Khurshid Husain, India, active late 18th-early 19th centuries, Portrait of the holy man c.1800, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper; Gift of Barrie and Judith Heaven 2012

detail: Ceremonial tray [kerikal], c. 1887, Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia; Public Donations Fund 2006

GALLERY NEWS

What’s new to the collection

Realms of Wonder

Gifted to the Art Gallery by the Melbourne Art Foundation, Clouds, a major work by New York based Australian artist Ian Burns, will be on display from December. The work will be a teaser for the Adelaide Biennial.

Dedicated exclusively to the art of India, you’ll be enchanted and intrigued by art exploring the great spiritual traditions of India – Jainism, Hinduism and Islam. See page 3.

Installed in the Melrose Wing is the recent acquisition The exact dimensions of staying behind by Ricky Swallow. The sculpture was one of six carvings by the artist included in the 2005 Venice Biennale.

We support South Australian artists The South Australian Artists Fund supports local artists by acquiring their works of art. To find out how you can contribute, contact Charlotte Smith, Executive Officer, Benefaction and Membership, on 08 8207 7040 or agsafoundation@artgallery.sa.gov.au detail: The Festival of Cattle (Gopashtami), 20th century, Nathdwara, Rajasthan, India; Bequest of HugoVan Dam 2012

Adelaide Biennial coming soon Save the date for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, opening 1 March and curated by Art Gallery of South Australia Director, Nick Mitzevich.Titled, Dark Heart, the exhibition explores Australia’s cultural identity through the lens of some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.

Christmas at the Gallery Enjoy a traditional pre-Christmas tour of the collection by Bishop Ian George accompanied by Adelaide’s glorious Corinthian Singers. Kick start your Christmas shopping in the Gallery Shop with loads of gifts under $30. See page 22.

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EXHIBITION

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

FAMILY PROGRAM PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

Malli the nineteenth Jina, dated bright 10 Marga VS 1239 / 8 November 1182 CE, Gujarat or Rajasthan, India; Gift of Michael Abbott AO QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2003


REALMS OF WONDER JAIN, HINDU AND ISLAMIC ART OF INDIA 19 October - 27 January Galleries 22-25 Free admission

ASSOCIATED EVENTS

TOURS DAILY TOURS Enhance your experience of the exhibition with a tour led by a Gallery Guide. When: Daily, 11am & 2pm Cost: Free Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance AUSLAN TOURS Tours for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by Deaf Can: Do interpreters. When: Saturday 26 October & Saturday 23 November, 2pm Cost: Free with exhibition admission Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance

Immerse yourself in art inspired by the three great spiritual traditions of India – Jainism, Hinduism and Islam.

EARTHLY DELIGHTS TOUR Enjoy a guided tour of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, exploring the flora of India.

Realms of Wonder is the Art Gallery’s first major exhibition dedicated exclusively to the art of India. Experience the beauty of more than 200 paintings, sculptures, textiles and decorative art objects dating from the eighth century to the present day.

When: Thursdays 11am & Sundays 2pm during November Cost: Gold coin donation Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden, Schomburgk Pavilion

Many of the works in this exhibition are on display for the very first time. Jain art has never before been comprehensively displayed in Australia.

SPECIAL EVENTS DEPARTURE DEPARTURE is an innovative after-dark event for people in their 20s and 30s. Centred on the Art Gallery’s major exhibitions and current displays, you’ll get exclusive after-hours access to outstanding art, hear from curators and artists, enjoy live music, performances and great food and drinks. Featuring Realms of Wonder. When: Friday 8 November, 6 -10pm Cost: $60 General Admission / $45 Members Where: Art Gallery of South Australia Laneway Bookings essential: artgallery.sa.gov.au/departure

Surat One and Two from the Qur’an, c.1700, Deccan region, India; Gift of Michael Abbott AO QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2008

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HARE KRISHNA CHANTING Hear the Adelaide Hare Krishna devotees from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) chanting in the exhibition. Seating provided. When: Sunday 24 November, 12-1pm Cost: Free Where: In the exhibition ARTIST IN THE EXHIBITION See artist and ceramicist Pramod Kumar working on a painting using techniques, inspired by the Indian miniature tradition. When: Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December, 10.30am - 4pm Cost: Free Where: In the exhibition

TALKS & LECTURES TUESDAY LUNCHTIME TALKS Hear curators and other speakers provide insights about the works of art on display. When: Tuesdays, 12.30pm Cost: Free Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance 22 October James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and Realms of Wonder, discusses the spiritual heritage of the Jain religion in the rich tradition of sculpture, manuscript painting and textiles displayed in the exhibition. 5 November Russell Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art and Realms of Wonder, discusses the impact of the British colonial rule on Indian craftsmen focusing on the eighteenth century work Presentation tankard for Lord Cornwallis, Governor-General of India displayed in the exhibition.

detail: Hari-Hara.The half of Hari the supporter of the world and the half of Hara or Siva the destroyer, f.16r, from Hindoo Mythology of India: Gallery of the Gods, late 19th century, Kolkatta, West Bengal, India; Myren-Grafton Collection

19 November James Bennett discusses Muslim traditions of figurative art with a particular focus on the nineteenth century painting Portrait of the Prophet Muhammad riding the Bouraq featured in the exhibition. 3 December Russell Kelty discusses a monumental early sculpture of Vishnu featured in the exhibition. 14 January James Bennett speaks about the temple hanging Map of the pilgrimage sites of Vraj, in the exhibition and discusses the reverence for sacred sites in Hinduism. 21 January Judith Heaven, donor and former Curator of Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of South Australia, talks about the Indian silver on display in the exhibition. THE ART OF INDIA LECTURES Engaging talks on the art of India. When: Various Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm Cost: Free Where: Radford Auditorium Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7035 or email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au 20 October THE JINA’S REALM: CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES BETWEEN THE JAIN, BUDDHIST AND HINDU TRADITIONS Jainism, as a direct descendant of an ancient Indian ascetic tradition is intertwined with Buddhist and Hindu elements. Dr Royce Wiles, Visiting Fellow, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and an expert in eastern religious traditions, highlights similarities and differences between these complex, interrelated and at times competing sister traditions.

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26 October ‘ALTHOUGH THE SUN OF ALLAH’S MERCIFUL COMPASSION…’ Realms of Wonder explicitly speaks of art and spirituality yet many of the works of art in the exhibition also articulate a common experience shared by all visitors to the exhibition no matter what their religious beliefs or background. James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and Realms of Wonder will address the subject of love in all its forms expressed in the art of the exhibition. Love between god and humanity, a guru and his disciple, a man and woman, and a man and man. 2 November THE ‘LIQUID FRONTIERS’ OF ISLAMIC ART: INTERACTION AND EXCHANGE IN THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD The medieval period was overwhelmingly a period of peaceable exchanges of goods and ideas between West and East. The Islamic civilisations underwent great transformations and internal struggles during these years and began to develop distinctive styles of art. Presented by Dr Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and an international specialist on Islamic art. 10 November

Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Australia. In this talk Michael recalls some highlights from a life-time of collecting, 23 November FORMS OF THE FORMLESS IN INDIAN ART This session explores the nature of Hindu sculpture in India, an art practice which interprets the forms of the gods. Referencing works of art from Realms of Wonder, Lee Grafton, Arts of Asia Lecturer and Consultant, reveals the inextricable link between spirituality, religion and culture in Hindu sculpture and the relationship artists and audiences have to physical manifestations of divinity which are traditionally understood to be formless, invisible and ultimately unknowable. 25 January MORE THAN CRICKET OR BOLLYWOOD Why Indian art in Adelaide? James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and the exhibition Realms of Wonder, challenges Adelaide’s cultural profile which tends to be the most Eurocentric in Australia. Examine the history of parallels and discontinuities between the Gallery’s Indian, Australian and European art collections, and the significance of the exhibition in understanding our relationship to Asia.

GIVING TEXTILES A NEW LIFE Conserving textiles saves weak and damaged materials so they can be displayed and passed to future generations. It allows us to continue to enjoy them hundreds of years after their creation. Presented by Mary Jose, textile conservator. 16 November REALMS OF WONDER INDIAN TRADE TEXTILES THROUGH THE AGES Michael Abbott AO QC, collector, donor and Chair of the Art Gallery Board speaks about his long standing passion for Indian textiles. Since the early 1970s Michael Abbott has been collecting and gifting important Indian textiles to major Australian galleries including the Art

TALKS - WHAT WE BELIEVE Learn more about the Jain faith, Islamic and Hindu religions and Krishna Consciousness. When: Various Saturdays Cost: Free Where: Radford Auditorium Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7035 or email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au 2 November, 12pm ISLAM Presented by Dr Abul Farooque, Muslim Multifaith Chaplain and Adjunct Visiting Scholar in the School of Education, Flinders University.

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17 November, 2pm JAIN Dr Purnendra, Jain, Professor in the Centre for Asian Studies at Adelaide University, introduces the fundamental tenets of the Jain faith, with particular reference to works on display in the exhibition. 30 November, 2pm HINDUISM Presented by Swami Sridharananda, President of the Vedanta Centres in Australia and New Zealand. 7 December, 2pm KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS

PERFORMANCE & MUSIC EVENTS MUSIC OF INDIA Indian musicians Jay Dabgar (percussionist) and Vinod Prasanna (flutist) team up with Australia’s leading exponent of Indian Sitar, Alan Posselt, to present a thrilling display of Indian rhythm and melody. These classically trained musicians present a lively program of improvisations based on Indian Tala (rhythm) and Raga (melody). Enjoy the playful rapport between these musicians as they take you on a musical journey into the heart of India.

Dr Ananda Krishnan, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple President speaks about transcendental knowledge – God, the soul, material nature, time and action.

When: Saturday 9 November, 2pm Cost: Free Where: Radford Auditorium Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au

detail: Diksa: Parśva’s initiation,f. 79v, from Kalpa Sutra, dated VS 1572  / 1515 CE, Gujarat or Rajasthan, India; Collection of Michael Abbott AO QC

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Ewer (aftaba) with dragon spout, first half 19th century, Kutch region, Gujarat, India; Gift of Geoffrey Hackett-Jones in memory of his brother Frank through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2007

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TABLA WORKSHOP Discover the joys of the Indian musical instrument the tabla with master musician Jay Dabgar. No previous experience necessary. Limited to 10 participants per workshop. When: Sunday 10 November, 11am -12pm & 1-2pm Cost: Free Where: Art Gallery Function Room Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au KALALAYA DANCE, CLASSICAL INDIA AND BOLLYWOOD Don’t miss Kalalaya, Adelaide’s pre-eminent Indian dance company present a special program of classical and Bollywood dance with live music. Enjoy one of India’s most expressive and exuberant art forms. When: Sunday 24 November, 2pm Cost: Free Where: Radford Auditorium Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au BANSURI – THE SOUNDS OF THE INDIAN FLUTE Experience the extraordinary musicianship of Murali Ramakrishnan with guest tabla player performing the classical and popular music of regions of India. When: Saturday 25 January, 1pm Cost: Free Where: in the exhibition

WORKSHOPS SARI WRAPPING A sari is an elegantly draped, long strip of unstitched cloth worn by women of India. Learn how to drape and wear this beautiful item of apparel and join in some inspirational chanting. Presented by the ISKCON. Places are limited. When: Saturday 7 December, 12-2pm Cost: Free Where: Art Gallery Function Room Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au HENNA WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Explore the mythology and science behind the art of henna. Mehndi (also known as henna) is a ceremonial art form traditionally used in celebrations throughout India. Be inspired by the exhibition then create your own mehndi designs on the skin with Adelaide henna artist, Linda Bell. Suitable for young people aged 13-17. When: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 January, 12 -3pm Cost: Free Where: The Studio Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7005 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au MEDITATION Attain inner peace at our introductory meditation classes presented by Sipra Lloyd, Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre. Please wear comfortable clothing. Seating cushions provided. Places are limited. When: Saturdays; 9, 16, 23 November, 12pm Cost: Free Where: Art Gallery Function Room Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7005 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Rosewater sprinkler with elephant, 19th-early 20th century, central and northern India; Collection of Barrie and Judith Heaven


YOGA CLASSES It’s Yovember - join us for one hour introductory yoga sessions. Suitable for beginners, these classes introduce some simple and safe yoga and breathing techniques.Yoga mats supplied. Please bring a towel. Places are limited. When: Saturdays; 9, 16, 23 & 30 November, 2-3pm Sundays; 17 & 24 November, 11am -12pm Cost: Free Where: Art Gallery Function Room Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au (book a single session or season pass) INDIAN MINIATURES Indian miniature painting stretches back to the tenth century and is a complex tradition of great stylistic diversity, including mythical, religious and erotic subject matter. In this workshop, Madhu Saraf assists us to explore aspects of the practice, including application of gold leaf and we create our own framed work of art. No previous experience necessary. All materials supplied. Places are limited. When: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 January, 10.30am - 4 pm Cost: $100 (includes end of day refreshments only) Where: Radford Auditorium Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or go to artgallery.sa.gov.au/events

FILM PROGRAM Experience Deepa Mehta’s revered trilogy on Indian life – FIRE, EARTH and WATER, dealing with controversial issues of social reform. When: Various weekend dates, 12pm Cost: Free Where: Radford Auditorium detail: Invitation letter to a Jain monk (vijñaptipatra), dated  bright 5 Magasira VS 1851 / November 1795 CE, Surat, Gujarat, India; Gift of Michael Abbott AO QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2013

27 October FIRE - deals with issues of arranged marriage and homosexuality in the patriarchal culture of India. Rated MA, 110 minutes. 30 November EARTH - deals with the religious strife associated with the partition of India and formation of Pakistan in the mid-twentieth century. Rated MA, 110 minutes. 26 January WATER - deals with suicide, misogyny and the mistreatment of widows in rural India. Rated M, 117 minutes.

MEMBERS’ EVENT PREVIEW OF REALMS OF WONDER Be one of the first to experience Realms of Wonder with an exclusive preview and curator’s tour. When: Friday 18 October, 10am -12pm Cost: Free Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7050 and present your Membership card on the day SEE the full list of Member Events during October – January. Page 20.

LEARNING PROGRAM The Realms of Wonder learning program provides opportunities for teachers and R-12 students to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Arts and priority area of Asia and Australia’s engagement. EDUCATION RESOURCE Download PDF resource online at artgallery.sa.gov.au/education

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GUIDED AND SELF-GUIDED EXHIBITION VISITS Take a guided session with one of our Education Guides, or experience Realms of Wonder through independent self-guided group learning. Limited guided sessions available. When: Weekdays during school term Cost: Free (up to 30 students) Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7033 or email agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au TEACHER BRIEFING Hear about Realms of Wonder and the learning opportunities for your school with Curator James Bennett. When: Wednesday 23 October; 4.30pm for 5pm start Cost: $10, please book but pay at the door Where: Enter via Western Laneway Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7033 or email agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au (No confirmations unless booked out) THE STUDIO: EARLY YEARS, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS Combine an exhibition viewing with a visit to The Studio. Students can explore and respond to new ideas from diverse cultural sources. Students are invited to sculpt their own Jain or Hindu inspired gods, or explore colour and pattern making through painting. When: Daily sessions, 11am -12pm & 1-2pm Cost: Free, facilitator and all materials supplied Where: The Studio Bookings essential: The Studio must be booked in tandem with an exhibition viewing. Limited to 30 students. Call 08 8207 7065 or email agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au

THE STUDIO The Studio is a free activity space in the Art Gallery for children, families, schools and art lovers of all ages that changes with each major exhibition. Immerse yourself in the artistic life, colour and culture of India in the Realms of Wonder Studio. Sculpt your own Jain or Hindu inspired gods, make colourful rangoli designs and create a snakes and ladders game full of imagery from the exhibition. Presented by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation. When: Daily (may be in use by booked school groups on weekdays 10am - 2.30pm) Cost: Free, all materials supplied Where: The Studio

CHILDREN & FAMILIES COURTYARD CAPERS Try your luck in our huge outdoors snakes and ladders game.Throw a huge dice and see if you go up a ladder or slip down a slippery snake! When: Daily Cost: Free, all materials supplied Where: Sculpture Courtyard DRAW A RANGOLI Grab some coloured chalks from The Studio and create your own brightly coloured Indian flower patterns (rangoli) in the Sculpture Courtyard. When: Weekends during term time and daily in the school holidays Cost: Free, all materials supplied Where: The Studio and Sculpture Courtyard SEE the full list of Children and Families’ events including our START at the Gallery days inspired by Realms of Wonder. Page 18

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COLLECTION DISPLAYS

Bill Morrison, United States of America, born 1965, Outerborough, 2005 New York; Collection of the artist, Images courtesy of Bill Morrison

The Art Gallery has a regularly-changing program of collection displays.View the full program online at artgallery.sa.gov.au TIME TO TIME: THE FILMS OF BILL MORRISON Until 3 November Gallery 9 Free admission Part of the Adelaide Film Festival. American filmmaker Bill Morrison travels the United States searching for archives of old and forgotten films – whether classical cinema or documentary footage - and edits them to create an entirely ‘new’ film. Working with composers who create soundtracks, he constructs powerful and often unexpected narratives. Time to time presents four short films: Light is Calling, 2004, Outerborough, 2005, Release, 2010, The Creature’s Education, 2010. Two feature-length films will screen in the Radford Auditorium - Decasia, 2002, on 5 October at 12pm and The Great Flood, 2013, on 12 October at 12pm.

IN CONVERSATION Bill Morrison will speak about his filmmaking with Lawrence Weshler, former Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, on Friday 11 October in the exhibition. Refreshments will be served at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Free, please register your attendance on 08 8207 7035. METAMORPHOSES 14 November – 26 January Gallery 9-10 Free admission Inspired by the remarkable new acquisition The Gamekeeper’s gibbet, this exhibition reveals how the idea of ‘changes to form and identity’ is incorporated in art across time and place. In the wondrous but macabre beauty of The Gamekeeper’s gibbet, light transforms abstract sculptures into the figurative. Other works relate to the literal interpretation of metamorphosis, involving a complete change of a physical form or substance. Other exhibits explore changes to visual reality. Spiritual transformation and changes in time are also represented.

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Weaver Jack, Australia, c.1928 ‑ 2010,Yulparija people, Western Australia Lungurang, 2005, Bidyadanga, Western Australia. Gift of Susan Armitage through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2012. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. © Estate of Weaver Jack, courtesy Short St Gallery

BIG COUNTRY Until 27 January Santos Atrium | Gallery 7 Free admission Australia is often referred to as ‘the big country’ but nowhere is the scale of this great southern land more apparent than in the desert regions of the country. The art made in these regions is ‘big’ in both size and meaning. Big Country features monumental Aboriginal paintings celebrating the ancestral creation stories that cover the vast desert regions of northwest South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The works of art selected include new acquisitions, rarely seen works and paintings recently returned from the highly successful national tour of Desert Country.

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CORRESPONDENCES 26 October - 27 January Gallery 8 Free admission Discover analogies, similarities and contrasts in works of art in Correspondences. Drawing on the observation of German art historian Aby Warburg, that artists at different times and places and unknown to one another create similar forms and styles. The work of Brisbane-based artist Ian Friend created between 1993 and 2002 sets the context for this display. Friend’s watercolours are compared with a number of works in the collection, including those by mid-twentieth century British artists Ben Nicholson and Victor Pasmore and the Australian artist, Fred Williams.

ALSO SHOWING THE MIND’S EYE Until 7 October, Gallery 6 Explore Australian abstract art through this display of works from the collection. A CIVILISED THING TO DO Until 27 October, Gallery 19A Glimpse into the changing styles and prominent figures in Australian craft and design across four decades. MAX KLINGER’S INTERMEZZI Until 15 November, Gallery 18 Discover the etchings of this nineteenth century German artist.

Ian Friend will speak about his work in the display on 26 November at 12.30pm.

ERNABELLA ARTS Until 24 November, Galleries 10 -11 Featuring batiks, paintings, prints and ceramics from the arts centre at Ernabella in South Australia.

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN: ART FROM THE HIMALAYAS Until 27 January Gallery 20 Free admission

NOBLE SHADOWS Until 1 December, Gallery 21 Explore the spiritual traditions of Indonesia and Indigenous Australia.

See a range of sacred and secular images and objects created primarily in Nepal and Tibet by local and foreign artists. Also on display are works by contemporary artists seeking to integrate Tibet’s sacred iconography into a Western aesthetic context, including photographs and drawings documenting the curiosity of European artists for the Himalayas.

PARADISE ON EARTH: FLOWERS IN THE ARTS OF ISLAM Until January, Gallery 19 Works of art from the Middle East, India and Indonesia that feature floral subjects. THE HUGO VAN DAM BEQUEST: AN ORIENTAL FANTASY 2 November - 4 May, Gallery 19A See highlights from the Hugo Van Dam collection of blue and white Dutch delftware and Asian ceramics acquired by the Gallery in 2012.

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TOURS GUIDED TOURS Join our Gallery Guides for a free guided tour of the collection. No bookings necessary. When: Daily, 11am & 2pm (60 minutes) Where: Meet at the North Terrace main entrance COLLECTION IN FOCUS Feed your mind at lunchtime with free bite-sized talks on works of art on display, presented by Gallery Guides. No bookings necessary. When: Daily (except Tuesdays), 12.30pm (20 minutes) Where: Meet at the featured work of art on the day SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Join one of our special interest groups, or better still, create one of your own.These groups meet regularly with a Gallery Guide to view special exhibitions and explore the collection. Each tour is bespoke, designed to suit the interests of the group. For more information about Special Interest Groups contact the Public Programs Team on 08 8207 7005 or email public.programs@artgallery. sa.gov.au. Fees may apply. AUDIO TOURS Explore the collection and our exhibitions with our Mobile Web App on your Smart Phone. Enter this link to your internet browser www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/AT Or hire an iPod for free from either of our Information Desks.

TALKS & EVENTS TUESDAY LUNCHTIME TALKS Hear curators, artists and other experts present insightful talks about works of art on display. Tuesday Lunchtime Talks held during Realms of Wonder are focused on the exhibition. Page 4. When: Tuesdays, 12.30pm Cost: Free Where: Meet in the relevant Gallery on the day 10 December Project Curator, Lisa Slade, discusses the transition of painting from tempera to oil and from wood to canvas using selected examples in Gallery 14 in the Melrose Wing of European Art. 28 January Nick Mitzevich, Art Gallery of South Australia Director, speaks about the Ian Burns work, Clouds, 2012, a large scale sculptural work commissioned by the Melbourne Art Foundation for the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair. SPRING LECTURES Join us for stimulating afternoon talks on the art of Asia. When: Various Cost: Lectures free, Masterclass $50 / $35 Members Where: Radford Auditorium Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or online at artgallery.sa.gov.au/events 5 October, 2pm RETURN TO ‘EDO’ - TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE PAINTING In the late 1980s and 1990s Takashi Murakami’s sensational superflat theory reinvented traditional Japanese art through the addition of references

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to popular culture. Hear about the different approaches contemporary artists such as Makoto Aida and Hisashi Tenmyoya have taken since. Presented by Khanh Trinh, Curator of Japanese art, Art Gallery of New South Wales. 12 October, 2pm THE ART OF KARMA PHUNTSOK Karma Phuntsok’s personal story is one of triumph and in this lecture he relates his journey from pre-Chinese Tibet, to India and Australia through his extraordinary and widely collected works of art. Presented by Karma Phuntsok, traditional Tibetan Thangka artist. 13 October, 10.30am - 4pm TIBETAN PAINTING WORKSHOP Karma Phuntsok is an internationally acclaimed master painter whose art is a unique and dynamic expression of contemporary Buddhism. Schooled in the rich Thangka painting tradition Karma will introduce some simple Tibetan painting techniques. No previous experience necessary. All materials supplied. Limited to 25 people. 19 October, 2pm VIEWING INDONESIAN ART FROM BALI Unravel the story of Indonesian art with Adrian Vickers when he looks at Bali and its long history of artistic tradition.This presentation draws from Vickers’s recent book, Balinese art: paintings and drawings of Bali 1800-2010. Presented by Adrian Vickers, Professor, Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Sydney.

CHRISTMAS AT THE GALLERY Enjoy a traditional pre-Christmas tour of the collection by Bishop Ian George. Bishop George is known to Art Gallery visitors for his knowledge of art history as well as his sensitive interpretations of works in the collection.The tour will explore the key message of hope and faith embodied in the Christian religion, whilst also reflecting on important issues of our time. The tour is accompanied by Adelaide’s Corinthian Singers. When: Sunday 8 December, 2pm Cost: Free Where: Meet at the North Terrace main entrance LAUNCH OF THE THOMAS ELDER CIRCLE Join us for the launch of the Thomas Elder Circle, recognising the invaluable impact of bequests. The Circle acknowledges and honours bequest donors during their lifetime, giving them a unique opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the Art Gallery. When: Tuesday 22 October, 6pm Cost: Free Where: Elder Wing of Australian Art Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7040 or email agsa.foundation@artgallery.sa.gov.au

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CHILDREN & FAMILIES


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

START AT THE GALLERY

Celebrate creativity with the whole family at the Art Gallery during the school holidays!

The Balnaves Foundation presents START at the Gallery, our monthly children’s program of activities.

WELCOME TO THE BIG BACKYARD!

Suitable for children aged 5 -10. Parental/carer supervision required.

Come and make a painting about a place that is special to you. See the Big Country display then explore the places you know and love through art making. Suitable for children aged 5 -10. Parental/carer supervision required. When: Monday 30 September - Friday 4 October, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm Cost: $5 per child, all materials supplied Where: Radford Auditorium Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7005 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au LITTLE INDIA Tour the exhibition then create your own Indian inspired devotional shrine. Suitable for children aged 5 -10. Parental/carer supervision required. When: Monday 13 - Friday 17 January, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm Cost: $5 per child Where: Radford Auditorium Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7005 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

No bookings necessary. When:  The first Sunday of every month, 11am - 3pm Cost: Free, all materials supplied Where: Various locations in the Art Gallery 6 October ABOUT FACE Make your face stand out from the crowd. Create your own wall of portraits and watch as characters from the Elder Wing of Australian Art come to life. 3 November DIWALI FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – START INDIAN CULTURE DAY Explore the rich artistic traditions of India through Realms of Wonder. Take part in art making activities, guided tours, puppetry, dance performances and face and henna painting. Sample some delicious Indian sweets and make your own Diwali decorated lantern. 1 December START END OF YEAR CELEBRATION Join the START Team and celebrate our final START for 2013. Get ready for summer with activities, entertainment and a party to celebrate the holiday season. 5 January THE ELEPHANT AND MONKEY GODS Explore the stories and myths of these Indian Gods. Make a simple mask inspired by your favourite god, peaceful Ganesh or excitable Hunaman. Program includes exhibition tours, story-telling and performance.

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MEMBERSHIP

Show your support for the Gallery and become a Member today.You’ll get exclusive offers, special Members-only tours, learn more about art and get great value from regular visits to the Gallery.

Where: Meet in the Members’ Lounge Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7050 or email agsa.members@artgallery.sa.gov.au

THREE MONTHS FREE Become a new Member during Realms of Wonder and enjoy three months Membership free. Find out more about our Membership categories online at artgallery.sa.gov.au/membership

MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY On the first Wednesday of the month the Gallery Guides present a special tour for Members on different topics. Join us before the tour for morning tea in the Members’ Lounge.

MEMBER EVENTS NEW MEMBERS TOUR If you’ve recently become a Member, come in for a relaxed morning tea and introductory tour of the Gallery with our compliments. When: Wednesdays; 16 October, 11 December, 15 January & Sunday 17 November Morning tea in the Members’ Lounge from 10.30am, tour commences at 11am Cost: Free

When: First Wednesday of the month 2 October - Paradise on earth and Transformations 6 November Every picture tells a story and The sky’s the limit 4 December - Focus on the new display Metamorphoses. 2014 tours will commence in February. Morning Tea in the Members’ Lounge from 10am, tour commences at 10.30am Cost: Free Where: Meet in the Members’ Lounge Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7050 or email agsa.members@artgallery.sa.gov.au

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END OF YEAR PARTY Celebrate Realms of Wonder at our End of Year Party, highlighted with a tour of the exhibition led by the curators. Enjoy fine wine, canapés and live jazz. Director Nick Mitzevich will deliver a presentation on the 2014 exhibition program (places limited).

EAT YOUR ART OUT

When: Thursday 5 December 6 - 8.30pm, Director’s presentation 5.30pm Cost: $55 Members and guests Where: Santos Atrium and the exhibition. Director’s presentation will be held in the Radford Auditorium Bookings:  Invitations will be posted, enquiries call 08 8207 7035

When: Friday 22 November, 7-11pm Cost: $130 Where: Art Gallery of South Australia Bookings:  Invitations will be posted, enquiries call 08 8207 7572

CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS EVENTS FLEURIEU ART PRIZE PREVIEW Join us for an exclusive preview of the Fleurieu Art Prize.Tour several venues before it opens to the public and enjoy a gourmet three course dinner at Chapel Hill Winery with Fleurieu Art Prize judges. When: Friday 25 October, 3.30 -11pm Cost: $175 includes return transport from the Art Gallery and three course dinner Where: Selected Fleurieu Peninsula venues and Chapel Hill Winery Bookings: Call 08 8207 7572 or go to contemporarycollectors.com.au

Join us for the final Contemporary Collectors event of the year and celebrate the achievements of this benefaction group and their enormous support of contemporary art at the Art Gallery. Sample gourmet food, wine and refreshments and live entertainment.

FOUNDATION EVENTS COLLECTORS CLUB Collectors Club, the major fundraising event of the Foundation, is unique in Australia by offering Members the exclusive opportunity to take part in selecting and acquiring works of art for the Gallery’s permanent collection. Curators will provide guests with a memorable experience and some unforgettable pieces are expected. When: Friday 1 November, 7pm Cost: $6,000 donation to join the Collectors Club and to attend the dinner Where: Art Gallery of South Australia Bookings: Call 08 8207 7040 or email agsafoundation@artgallery.sa.gov.au CHRISTMAS PARTY Foundation Members are invited to celebrate the end of a successful year at Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Guests will experience a tour of the Hill Smith family’s wine museum, fine food and exceptional wine. When: Sunday 24 November, 2 -5pm Cost: $100 Members and guests Where: Yalumba Winery Bookings: Invitations will be posted, enquiries call 08 8207 7035

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GALLERY SHOP Browse a wonderful selection of books, jewellery, toys and homewares inspired by the collection and current exhibitions. Find something special for everyone on your gift list this Christmas. NEW in stock! Realms of Wonder exhibition publication and Indian art inspired giftware. All purchases support the Art Gallery. Members, schools and full-time students receive a 10% discount. Open: Daily 10am - 4.45pm Phone: 08 8207 7029

ART GALLERY FOOD + WINE Combine your Art Gallery visit with a fabulous dining experience in AGF+W. Enjoy a Realms of Wonder themed breakfast - a thali plate of roti, eggs, kedgeree, spinach + coconut, tomatoes + yoghurt, Morning Sunshine punch jugs to share and Chai latte made with ‘Sunday Roast’ artisanal blended tea from Scullery Made in the Barossa. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Menus available to view online. Bookings: Call 08 8232 4366 Open: Daily 8am to 4.30pm Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8 - 11.30am; Weekends 8am - 12pm


DAILY EVENTS AT A GLANCE REALMS OF WONDER EXHIBITION Guided Tours

11am, 2pm

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COLLECTION Guided Tours

11am, 2pm

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COLLECTION IN FOCUS Tours (except Tues);

12.30pm

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THE STUDIO ACTIVITY SPACE

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OCTOBER Mon 30 - 4 Oct School Holiday Program Welcome to the Big Backyard 10am, 11.30am & 1pm Page 19 Wed 2

Members’ Guide to the Gallery

10am

Page 20

Sat 5

Spring Lecture Return to ‘Edo’

2pm

Page 16

Sun 6

START at the Gallery About Face

11am

Page 19

Fri 11

In Conversation Bill Morrison

5.30pm

Page 13

Sat 12

Spring Lecture The Art of Karma Phuntsok

2pm

Page 17

Sun 13

Spring Lecture Workshop Tibetan Painting

10.30am

Page 17

Wed 16

New Members’ Tour

10.30am

Page 20

Fri 18

Members’ Preview Realms of Wonder

10am

Page 10

Sat 19

Realms of Wonder opens 10am

Spring Lecture Viewing Indonesian Art from Bali

2pm

Page 17

Sun 20

Art of India Lecture Dr Royce Wiles

2pm

Page 4

Tue 22

Lunchtime Talk Realms of Wonder

12.30pm

Page 4

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Launch Thomas Elder Circle

6pm

Page 17

Wed 23

Teacher’s Briefing Realms of Wonder

4.30pm

Page 12

Sat 26

Art of India Lecture James Bennett

2pm

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Auslan Tour Realms of Wonder

2pm

Page 3

Sun 27

Film screening FIRE

12pm

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NOVEMBER Sat 2

Art of India Lecture Dr Stefano Carboni

2pm

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Talk - What We Believe Islam

12pm

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Sun 3

START at the Gallery Indian Culture Day

11am

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Earthly Delights Tour Adelaide Botanic Garden

2pm

Page 3

Tue 5

Lunchtime Talk Realms of Wonder

12.30pm

Page 4

Wed 6 Members’ Guide to the Gallery 10am

Page 20

Thu 7

Earthly Delights Tour Adelaide Botanic Garden

11am

Page 3

Fri 8

DEPARTURE Realms of Wonder

6pm

Page 3

Sat 9

Meditation Class

12pm

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Yoga Class

2pm

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Music of India Event

2pm

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Sun 10 Music Workshop Jay Dagbar

11am & 1pm

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Art of India Lecture Mary Jose

2pm

Page 6

Earthly Delights Tour Adelaide Botanic Garden

2pm

Page 3

Thu 14 Earthly Delights Tour Adelaide Botanic Garden

11am

Page 3

Sat 16 Meditation Class

12pm

Page 9

Yoga Class

2pm

Page 10

Art of India Lecture Michael Abbott AO QC

2pm

Page 6

Sun 17 Yoga Class

11am

Page 10

Earthly Delights Tour Adelaide Botanic Garden

2pm

Page 3

Talk - What We Believe Jain

2pm

Page 7

New Members’ Tour

10.30am

Page 20

Tue 19 Lunchtime Talk Realms of Wonder

12.30pm

Page 4

Thu 21 Earthly Delights Tour Adelaide Botanic Garden

11am

Page 3

Sat 23 Meditation

12pm

Page 10

Art of India Lecture Lee Grafton

2pm

Page 6

Yoga Class

2pm

Page 10

Auslan Tour Realms of Wonder

2pm

Page 3

11am

Page 10

Sun 24 Yoga Class

Special Event Hare Krishna chanting

12pm

Page 4

Earthly Delights Tour Adelaide Botanic Garden

2pm

Page 3

Dance Performance Kalalaya

2pm

Page 9

Thu 28 Earthly Delights Tour Adelaide Botanic Garden

11am

Page 3

Sat 30 Special Event Artist in Realms of Wonder

10.30am

Page 4

Film screening EARTH

12pm

Page 10

Talk - What We Believe Hinduism

2pm

Page 7

Yoga Class

2pm

Page 10


Celestial globe, 19th century, India; Gift of Barrie and Judith Heaven 2007

DECEMBER Sun 1

START at the Gallery End of Year Celebration

11am

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Special Event Artist in Realms of Wonder

10.30am

Page 4

Tue 3

Lunchtime Talk Realms of Wonder

12.30pm

Page 4

Wed 4

Members’ Guide to the Gallery

10am

Page 20

Thu 5

Members End of Year Party 6pm Page 21

Sat 7

Talk - What We Believe Krishna Consciousness 2pm

Sari Workshop

12pm

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Sun 8

Christmas Tour Bishop Ian George

2pm

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Tue 10

Lunchtime Talk Lisa Slade

12.30pm

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10.30am

Page 20

Wed 11 New Members’ Tour

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Installation view, Melrose Wing of European Art

JANUARY Sun 5

START at the Gallery The Elephant and Monkey Gods

11am

Page 19

Sat 11

Henna Workshop

12pm

Page 9

Sun 12

Henna Workshop

12pm

Page 9

Mon 13 -17 School Holiday Program Little India

10am,11.30am & 1pm Page 19

Tue 14

Lunchtime Talk Realms of Wonder

12.30pm

Page 4

Wed 15

New Members’ Tour

10.30am

Page 20

Sat 18

Indian Miniatures Workshop

10.30am

Page 10

Sun 19

Indian Miniatures Workshop

10.30am

Page 10

Tue 21

Exhibition Talk Realms of Wonder

12.30pm

Page 4

Sat 25

Bansuri performance

1pm

Page 9

Sat 25

Art of India Lecture James Bennett

2pm

Page 6

Sun 26

Film screening WATER

12pm

Page 10

Mon 27

Realms of Wonder closes 5pm Page 3

Tue 28

Lunchtime Talk Nick Mitzevich

12.30pm

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VISIT & CONNECT WITH US

Installation view, Melrose Wing of European Art

Art Gallery of South Australia North Terrace, Adelaide South Australia 5000 Information

Visit artgallery.sa.gov.au T 08 8207 7000 or E agsainformation@artgallery.sa.gov.au Opening hours Daily, 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas day) Admission Admission is free. Charges may apply for special exhibitions.

Paid Parking Parking is available opposite the Art Gallery in the Wilson’s car park on North Terrace. Other car parks are available nearby. Access Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Art Gallery. Wheelchairs can be borrowed from the North Terrace main entrance. Please telephone 08 8207 7000 in advance of your visit for more information or to reserve a wheelchair. Connect with us Sign up to our e-news at artgallery.sa.gov.au or scan the QR Code to be taken to the sign-up form.

Getting here The Art Gallery is located on North Terrace, Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, between the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide. North Terrace runs east-west, along the northern edge of the CBD and is well serviced by public transport including buses and trams.

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THANK YOU

TO OUR MANY DONORS, SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

FAMILY PROGRAM PARTNERS

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The divine cowherd Krishna playing on his flute, 18th century, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 28.6 x 24.2 cm; Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1940, Art Gallery of South Australia

back cover detail: Portrait of Prince Mirza Muhammad Salim Shah with huqqa pipe, c.1825, India, probably Delhi; Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1940


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