Ramayana – The Journey of Shri Ram at Casula Powerhouse

This exhibition at Casula Powerhouse gives the visitor a marvelous insight into one of the great stories of Hinduism. The creators of the display have built a couple of dozen diaramas that each show the main characters of part of the tale in a scene from the overall story. They have accompanied the scenes with a QR code that links you to a thirty second reading from the scene in front of you. The scenes are richly coloured and tell the story clearly. I loved it

The exhibition is on until Sunday November 21


The Story of Rama @ National Gallery of Australia

Indian art is a gorgeous celebration of the drama and colour of human life and society. The beautiful exhibition of miniatures from the National Museum in New Delhi has this stunning vitality of content and execution in bringing the religious myths to the viewing public.

The exhibition tells parts of the Ramayana in panels that fall into a set of traditional artistic styles. Nearly all of them use rich vital colours and have a fascinating amount of detail. The panels on the wall are drawn from the Indian collection over the last 400 years. The text panels and the over a hundred small intense pictures are remarkably engaging. The story has a remarkable amount of tragedy, revenge, banishment and much of the colour of human society. I loved it and may go back for another look

Below is the informative NGA page for the exhibition and some snaps I took.

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