For our first event in the newly renovated Gallery, we are pleased to announce an exhibition of fine South East Asian Buddhist sculpture and decorative carvings.

Featured in the exhibition are Buddhist figures of exceptional quality, made of alabaster, lacquered wood and bronze, and dating from the 18th and 19th century. The collection includes examples of seated, standing and reclining figures from Burma and Thailand, each selected for the serenity which their expression conveys. It is the calm countenance achieved in the best of Buddhist sculpture that is the defining characteristic of the art form.

A wonderful group of finely carved and gilded wooden architectural pieces with attractive gilded patina compliment the sculptural forms. Mainly fragments from old household and temple shrines and altars, the collection displays the exquisite carving skills and the high degree of sophistication of the carvers as they played with decorative motifs such as dragons, leaves and flames.

We look forward to welcoming you to the newly renovated gallery to see the Buddhist sculpture currently on view.