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MOSMAN ART GALLERY : UPACARA – CEREMONIAL ART FROM SOUTH EAST ASIA

This is a bold, stunning exhibition showcasing 260 rare South East Asian works from the private collection of Dr John Yu AC with items from the 10th century to the present.

Over the past fifty years with his late partner Dr George Soutter AM, John Yu has developed one of the most important private collections of Southeast Asian art and antiquities in Australia.

UPACARA has been developed as a companion exhibition to the ‘Encounters with Bali’ exhibition , also presented by Mosman Art Gallery, in 2014, which focused on Indonesia‚Äôs rich traditions of textile arts and the artistry of its highly skilled craftspeople . The textures and geometric designs of the pieces are absorbing.

UPACARA is divided into seven sections : Basketry and wooden objects , Silver, Deities and Figures, Ceramics and Textiles, from the tenth century to the present. The interconnected nature of art traditions across the region, the variety of functional everyday and ritual objects highlighted. the ancient trade routes and the cultural porosity of the region. Continue reading MOSMAN ART GALLERY : UPACARA – CEREMONIAL ART FROM SOUTH EAST ASIA