Media Release

Oriental odyssey — decorative arts from the Far East
14 December 2013 to 13 April 2014

From 14 December the Geelong Gallery will present the exquisite exhibition Oriental odyssey—decorative arts from the Far East.

Drawn from the permanent collection, Oriental odyssey demonstrates the taste for all things Eastern that flourished in the Western world during the 19th and early 20th centuries through trade, tourism and international exhibitions. This special exhibition includes Indo-Persian parade armour, bronze Japanese samurai warriors, various depictions of the Buddha, golden Satsuma vases and other artefacts gifted by some of the Gallery’s earliest benefactors most notably Oswald Gibson and Mrs John Biddlecombe.

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Melissa Hart

Marketing and Public Programs Co-ordinator
Geelong Gallery