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.