Welcome to the MSA Gallery where we showcase the work of Melbourne artists.
THE SEVEN PALACES OF BREATH: PICTURES FROM A BOOK
10th July – 5th August
Opening Night | Sunday 1st August, 5-7pm
EXHIBITION OPENING NIGHT IS A FREE TICKETED EVENT
Riding on quiet donkeys are two old men,
masters in the mysteries of Torah.
רײַטן אויף שטילע אייזעלעך ישישים צוויי,
באַהאַוונטע אין רזין-דאורייתא.
A tale of wandering sages, wondrous characters, and adventures through celestial realms, The Seven Palaces of Breath is a journey into the mysteries of being.
A children’s book for adults and an adults’ book for children, The Seven Palaces of Breath is a unique collaboration between a scholar of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah, and an award-winning illustrator.
Nathan Wolski’s playful translation and Anita Lester’s
Chagall-like-Dali-esque illustrations bring Aaron Zeitlin’s (1898-1973) mystical Yiddish poem to life.
Anita Lester is a Melbourne-based artist, working across music, visual art, film and word. Her animated films are dark and conceptual. Her latest short film “Noch Am Leben (I’m Still Alive)” was shown in over 50 festivals globally and was the winner of 13 award laurels. Anita is also an accomplished poet and storyteller with her work appearing in over a dozen books. Her musical release “Erato” is accompanied by a book of poetry, including the widely publicised “Ode to Oz.”
From the workshop of Di Farborgene Khalyastre.
In accordance with Kadimah and The Jewish Museum.
Gallery Opening Hours
Monday 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 10am to 4pm
Thursday 1pm to 4pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
or by appointment
These paintings are fully realised explosions of joy, frustration, love and passion. This work is lightyears above his last works presented in his 2019 Melbourne Studio of Art Exhibition “Fun and Happy”, which is testament to his dedication as a painter.
The journey in art creation, painting and drawing, has led Pilar to the understanding that it is all about “THE WAY OF THE LIGHT”. Capturing the light to create an illusion is the greatest challenge as well as the greatest joy!
AWAKENING is a collection of drawings and paintings made during lockdown in Melbourne, and earlier at The Florence Academy of Art. The portraits, still lifes and landscapes explore the beauty of light, atmosphere, and the theme of spiritual awakening.