For the first time Hunter residents can view little-seen photographs of one of the world’s most inspirational leaders – Mahatma Gandhi.
The Gandhi exhibition includes images of the historical figure selected by the Consulate General of India, Sydney, and will be on display at the University of Newcastle Gallery this month.
“Gandhi was an inspirational political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement,” said University of Newcastle Art Curator, Gillean Shaw.
“He has long captured the popular imagination through his philosophy of tolerance, brotherhood of all religions, resistance to tyranny through non-violence, and simple living.
“The University Gallery is honoured to be the first in the Hunter to exhibit these rare photos, some from the Ganhdi’s family collection, of such an iconic and inspirational leader.”
Gandhi will be exhibited at the University Gallery from Wednesday April 20 to Saturday 30 April. The University Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday noon to 6pm and will be closed Good Friday (April 22) and Easter Saturday (April 23).
For photo and interviews opportunities: University of Newcastle Art Curator, Gillean Shaw, on 02 4921 5255.
Press-quality copies of images displayed in the exhibition are also available by contacting Ms Shaw.