The Golden Rule Interfaith Art Exhibition
The writings, stories and art of 8 spiritual communities in South Australia, with expert commentary from educators and spiritual leaders.
The Golden Rule - Love thy Neighbour - is a value shared by all major faith groups. By acknowledging our common humanity we can work together to build a more peaceful and tolerant world.
The first of its kind in Australia, the exhibition was supported by the Australian Government and Adelaide City Council. The event was opened by Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le AO and City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese.
Curriculum supportive intercultural understanding resources were developed with this project and are available for download or browsing below.
Images and videos of the artists & artists statements are also available providing a unique perspective on each of the artists involved and their interpretation of The Golden Rule - a clarion call for peace and understanding in our time.
Resources following the interfaith curriculum framework which outline core similarities between belief systems as part of intercultural understanding. With 8 faith groups described in detail, these resources were created for the Golden Rule Exhibition (2016) but are suitable as general curriculum resources.
Essays by the director and curator of the exhibition, plus images of each work and artist statements
Art and Interfaith Stories from the Golden Rule
A set of pages with the collected resources for each faith group, including the quotes, video of the artists talking about the Golden Rule and their work, and stories which involve their faith and other faith groups working together.
A fabulous resource for reflecting on interfaith co-operation religion, ethics, as well as art.
Golden Rule Verses and commentary
The Golden Rule Verses and expert commentary can be found integrated with other content on the Art and interfaith Stories page, or alternatively you can dowload the original exhibition leaflet as a PDF here.
Director: Katherine Goode
Curator: Amanda Hassett
Project Partner: Katherine Shaw ( City Library)
Project Partner: Ann Rundle ( Manager, City Library)
Kaurna: Dr Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien ( Uncle Lewis)
Baha’i: Haleh Wates
Buddhist: Patrick Lim
Christian: Rev Lynn Arnold
Sikh: Balbir Kaur
Hindu: Dilip Churmuley AM
Muslim: Mohamad Abdalla and Kathryn Jones
Jewish: Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky and Rachel Gillespie
Kaurna: Jack Kanya Buckskin
Baha’i: Hassan Fattah
Buddhist: Nigel Black
Christian: Cathy Julien
Sikh: Saru Rana
Hindu: Saloni and Meenakshi Shubraj
Muslim: Mohammed Elsayed
Jewish: Alison Marcus, Merrilyn Ades, Dorothy Staska, Marie Galletta, Natalie Kagan & Jennifer Beale
Kaurna: Katrina Karlapina Power
Christian: Dr Susan Newland
Muslim: Marryam Lum
Humanist: Mei Sheong Wong