The cricket and the dragon
Animals in Asian Art

Free entry

NGV International

Asian Art Temporary Exhibition, Mezzanine

17 Oct 08 – 15 Mar 09

Aimed at children of all ages, The cricket and the dragon explores images of animals from the Asian Collection. The exhibition covers all media and a wide time period. Elephants, insects, cats, buffalo; animals are a favourite subject matter in all forms of Asian Art. Works from South East Asia, China, India, Persia and Japan explore the symbolic and mythological meanings of animals in Asian art.

This fun and colourful exhibition presents stories and traditions from Asia and provides an insight into the rich history of the artistic interpretations of the form of the animal.

Key Works