Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery has on exhibit world class art works, and its collection is rich with cultural and artistic value. The art gallery focusses on showcasing traditional and contemporary concepts of Eastern philosophy, with a special emphasis on the expression of the Buddhist concepts of virtue, compassion and wisdom. One may view extensive and varied collections of paintings, sculptures, calligraphy, embroidery, pottery, decorative arts and antiques from local and international artists and collectors.
Set in the heart of Melbourne at 141 Queens St, since it opened in November 2001, the gallery offers a tranquil oasis from the stress of today’s city environment. Apart from viewing the series of world-class exhibitions, one can also enjoy special blends of teas and vegetarian refreshments offered at the Tea House. One can also simply drop in to meditate or relax in the Meditation Hall. Admission is free. The entrance foyer is quite spectacular and the rows of Buddhas high up on vaulted ceiling line were rather difficult to photograph well.
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