• Photo: Viki Petherbridge

    Indian, Madhubani, Bihar State, Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in exile in the forest,1982, brush and ink on paper, 56 x 76.5 cm.  The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Purchased by the Department of Indian Studies 1982

  • Madhubani paintings

    23 Jan 2008 to 10 May 2008
    Curator: Bala Starr

    This exhibition is comprised of a collection of thirty vibrant and unusual Madhubani paintings on paper from Northern India.

    The paintings were acquired in 1982 by the former Department of Indian Studies, Faculty of Arts, for use as an aid in teaching Hindu mythology.

    The collection reflects the strong connections between the University’s cultural collections and its teaching programs.



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SUNDAY 19 APRIL Cinema Nova in partnership with the Potter’s exhibition Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic, presents a series of Australian Gothic Cinema. Peter Weir’s 1975 Australian classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock will be brought back to the big screen, followed by a panel discussing the film. Panel consists of screenwriter Cliff Green; actress Helen Morse who starred in the film; author Dr Brian McFarlane and academic/journalist Dr Mark Nicholls. Hosted by Carol van Opstal.

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