Upacara: Ceremonial art from Southeast Asia
Upacara is a captivating showcase of ceremonial art of Southeast Asia from the collection of Dr John Yu AC and the late Dr George Soutter AM. Featuring basketry, textiles, ceramics and objects in bronze, wood, terracotta and silver, this exhibition highlights the interconnected nature of art traditions across the region and the unparalleled virtuosity and stylistic variety of functional everyday and ritual objects. Collected by John Yu and George Soutter, this exhibition follows the Encounters with Bali (2014) which featured a spectacular selection of Indonesian textiles from the same collection.
Image: Water jars [nam ton], Northern Thailand,16th century, Red earthenware, white slip, 27 x 9.5 cm, 17.5 x 7 cm, 18 x 7 cm