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Buddha’s Birthday Education Project


Fri 29 Mar 2013, 9:00pm
Sun 5 May 2013, 9:00pm

Where: Nan Tien Temple, 180 Berkeley Road, Berkeley, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: jemmal

Buddha’s Birthday 2013 to be a unique celebration in Australia Art exhibition travels from US to connect past and present, and East and West; and reach out to the Australian community
Australia will be the second country in the world to host the Buddha’s Birthday Education Project – a multimedia art exhibition and range of educational activities celebrating the birth of the Buddha that will run from 29 March to 5 May 2013.

The exhibition – entitled ‘Through These Doors: Connecting Past and Present, East and West’ - makes its way to Australia after the successful celebrations in Southern California – hosted by the University of the West and Hsi Lai Temple during Buddha’s Birthday last year.

The original US exhibition has been evolved for Australian audiences with the inclusion of inspiring and thought-provoking artworks created by local Australian artists working in diverse areas throughout the Illawarra region and stretching to the Hawkesbury’s Dangar Island.

The exhibition will be held at NTI’s Temple Campus – the Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere, and award winning NSW South Coast tourist attraction. It will open on 29 March, and be open to the public until 5 May, in Hui Hai Hall, NTI's Temple Campus Art Gallery.

The exhibition and supporting events celebrating Buddha’s Birthday in 2013 around the Illawarra and Sydney areas will be a creative collaboration of many volunteers including artists, musicians, curators, and docents (tour guides).

Entry is free and based on the success of last year’s attendances at the exhibition in the US, and previous years' attendances at Buddha's Birthday celebrations at Nan Tien Temple and Darling Harbour of over 25,000 visitors, is expected to be well-attended.