Gandhi Now

An exploration of Gandhi's life and ideas through 21st century eyes
Gandhi during the Satyagraha struggle, South Africa, 1913, picture supplied by C

Gandhi during the Satyagraha struggle, South Africa, 1913, picture supplied by Cornelia Betzler

Hosted by the UTS Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network, this exhibition will explore how Gandhi’s life, views and ideas can be linked to the present day.

17 September – 30 November 2012

UTS Foyer Gallery Space

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Ghandi now will feature rare photographs on loan from the Consul General of India, who obtained them from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

As well as depicting Gandhi undertaking the daily tasks that were integral to his beliefs, the selected photographs also act as a record of his personal transformation – from a young aspiring lawyer wearing an English suit to the instantly recognisable icon in a loincloth.

The exhibition will be opened by the Consul General of India, Arun Goel. The opening night will feature drinks, vegetarian Indian food and Hindustani music on sarod and tabla by Adrian McNeil and Bobby Singh.

Read more about the exhibition in the UTS Newsroom.

Public Program:

Wednesday 19 September, 12.30pm - 2pm: Discussion Panel
"Avenues of change: creating social change through exchange and local education"
Panellists will include Clary Castrission from the 40K Foundation and Rangan Shrikanta from One Laptop for all Australia

Monday 24 September, 12.30pm - 2pm: Lunchtime talk
Professor Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University, New York: "Gandhi’s Radicalism"

Thursday 4 October, 12.30pm - 2pm: Lunchtime talk
Carole Douglas, social ecologist and artist: "Swaraj versus Juggernaut: The impacts of industrialisation on rural communities in Kachchh, Gujarat"

The public program events will be held in the exhibition space.

For more information and to RSVP: Cornelia.Betzler@uts.edu.au

Exhibition times, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5 pm. Opening night event (17 September) begins 5.30pm.
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