Standing figure of a Buddha
Northern Qi (550–77)
limestone, 150 x 40 x 25cm
Courtesy of Qingzhou Municipal Museum and Shandong Provincial Museum
The discovery in 1996 of a cache of hundreds of stone Buddhist sculptures dating from as early as the 6th century is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century in China, on a par with the First Emperor's terracotta soldiers. This exhibition will display 35 of these most extraordinary sculptures.
$5 per student for booked school groups
Teachers holiday workshop
Tour the exhibition with Gallery educators. Discuss Buddhism, symbolism and the works of art and experiment with clay and sculpture techniques to develop ideas for the classroom.
Friday 10 October
$35, $30 for AGS members and tertiary students - includes afternoon tea & educational materials