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BLACK AND WHITE KARMA – ART EXHIBITION WITH KARMA PHUNTSOK

28 March @ 6:00 pm - 1 April @ 3:00 pm AEST

 

Chenrezig Institute is delighted to be hosting a solo exhibition by contemporary Tibetan artist, Karma Phuntsok.

BLACK AND WHITE KARMA showcases a range of unconventional thangka artworks with a modern twist, exploring the boundaries of what is expected and accepted from the traditional Buddhist art form. 

“The art of Karma Phuntsok is a unique and dynamic expression of contemporary Buddhist Art. Though formally trained as a traditional Thangka painter, Karma applies different techniques and materials in his work, often creating futuristic expressions of the time-honoured craft. The startling beauty and richness which graces his work is influenced by his diverse life experiences: from a childhood in Tibet under Chinese oppression to life as a refugee in India; his of love life in the Australian Bush, and the veneration with which he holds His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Internationally acclaimed, Karma’s work is scattered throughout the world, in private collections and galleries, and in Australia at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Queensland Art Gallery.” (by David Templeman)

Exhibition events:

Opening Night – Thursday 28th  Friday – 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition Dates:  Friday 29th – Monday  April 1st, 10am – 3pm daily

Join us for the opening night of this rare exhibition with Karma Phuntsok, live performance and delicious treats. 

Meet the artist : Saturday 1pm – 3pm 

An opportunity to meet Karma Phuntsok and have a conversation about what inspired this body of work.

NOTE: Karma is also offering an Art Workshop – Sunday 31st, 10am – 4pm.

Come learn Untraditional Thangka Making Methods with Karma Phuntsok. 

All details and registration here:

https://chenrezig.au/event/untraditional-thangka-making-methods/ 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Karma Phuntsok  was born in 1952 in Lhasa, Tibet.  He and his family fled Tibet after the uprising against the Chinese in 1959, escaping into India as refugees. Karma studied drawing and painting through his school years in India and in 1973 he studied Thangka Painting with a master of traditional Tibetan Thangka painting in Nepal.  Since then Karma Phuntsok has been making paintings based on Tibetan Buddhist deities.

After migrating to Australia  1981, Karma began to incorporate elements of Australia’s First Nations indigenous imagery into his art, bringing dot painting techniques into his Thangkas.

Karma lived at Chenrezig Institute with his family for some years and many of our beautiful artworks, including the magnificent throne used by His Holiness Dalai Lama are his work!

Phuntsok paintings are collected world-wide, and published in various books and magazines.  His recent paintings are mostly experiments, interweaving traditional techniques and symbols, with modern inspiration.

THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION – EVEN FOR THE OPENING NIGHT

All the exhibits will be for sale … 

Details

Start:
28 March @ 6:00 pm AEST
End:
1 April @ 3:00 pm AEST
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Venue

Wellbeing Centre
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia
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