Windows To The Sacred is an exhibition that I had been looking forward to seeing in Melbourne, as it had already toured to other Australian cities.
Interestingly, this and the last exhibition I have seen in Melbourne along spiritual / religious / esoteric lines have been held in regional centres. The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is the host of this exhibit, and though it is a trek out of Melbourne, it is not a disappointing one.
Whilst not all pieces featured in the previous versions of the exhibition or tour book were featured in this incarnation, it was still a satisfying show to attend. (I was disappointed that Austin Osman Spare's piece was not included).
I had earlier this year attended a lecture in San Jose about the creation of Crowley's "Thoth Tarot Deck", and seeing some of his works in person for the first time was a treat.
The below placard featured at the exhibition sums up concisely what the exhibition is about:
|"The Omen II" by Abdul-rahman Abdullah|
|"Isis Unveiled" by Kim Nelson|
|"Landscape And Jade Pagoda" by Aleister Crowley|
|"Beelzebub" by William Barry Hale|
|"Legion 49" by Barry William Hale|
|"A Moment In The Process" by James Gleeson|
The Windows To The Sacred website is here. The exhibition runs until July 12, 2015.