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Past Exhibition

The Drunken Buddha

Ian Fairweather

This fascinating exhibition brings together all the available works from Ian Fairweather’s The Drunken Buddha series for the first time in almost 50 years, providing a rare opportunity to see these compelling paintings. Fairweather held a lifelong fascination with Chinese culture which saw him translate into English the popular Chinese novel The Drunken Buddha. This story, based on the exploits and misadventures of the 13th century Buddhist monk Chi-tien, was published by the University of Queensland Press in 1965 and illustrated with the artist’s iconic paintings.

The book has been reprinted in its original form especially for the exhibition, which has been guest curated by Steven Alderton.

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Past Exhibition

The Drunken Buddha

29 November 2014 - 15 March 2015

Curated by: Steven Alderton

Ian Fairweather

This fascinating exhibition brings together all the available works from Ian Fairweather’s The Drunken Buddha series for the first time in almost 50 years, providing a rare opportunity to see these compelling paintings. Fairweather held a lifelong fascination with Chinese culture which saw him translate into English the popular Chinese novel The Drunken Buddha. This story, based on the exploits and misadventures of the 13th century Buddhist monk Chi-tien, was published by the University of Queensland Press in 1965 and illustrated with the artist’s iconic paintings.

The book has been reprinted in its original form especially for the exhibition, which has been guest curated by Steven Alderton.