Housing a permanent collection, Reflecting Canberra, and a variety of local, national and international exhibitions, CMAG provides a refreshing insight to the integration of social history and the visual arts.
3 July - 25 October 2009
A travelling exhibition from the Jewish Museum of Australia showcasing original Jewish ritual objects created by 30 crafts people from all religions and in a variety of media reflecting a contemporary Australian aesthetic.
“This, the third such exhibition, follows the same format, with a new and significant
addition. The exhibition’s curator, Rebecca Forgasz, has introduced a new focus, namely
the creation of Judaica for new Jewish ceremonies and rituals. Numerous artists have
responded to this challenge, creating objects to use in naming ceremonies for girls, commemorative services on Holocaust Remembrance Day and other ritual contexts.
This is the first time such works will be exhibited in Australia. We are proud to present to the Australian public over sixty original, innovative and beautiful items of Judaica, created by thirty artists, including some of Australia’s leading craftspeople. We are also honoured to be able to tour this exhibition nationally after its display at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne. Thus can we share widely the fineness of the craftwork, the sanctity of the rituals and the richness of Jewish
Dr Helen Light
Director, Jewish Museum of Australia
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