Sunday, July 05, 2009

Bible Art Exhibition in Australia

Nahum Halevi Picture
A regular contributor to the Bible illustration blog Nahum HaLevi has an exhibition of his Bible Art which opens today at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne.

The exhibition is titled 'Scintillating Songlines from Sinai' and will be on from July 5th - August 2nd.
If you can get down to the exhibition today, you will have the chance to meet the artist himself who has traveled all the way to Australia for the opening. Hope the exhibition goes well Nahum!

We do have readers of the blog in Melbourne, so this will be a great opportunity for them to view Nahum's Art in person.
(My apologies for not posting this earlier, but things have been hectic here!)

I've just noticed another exhibition that will also be worth a visit, also being held at the Jewish Museum of Australia. 'Superheros & Schlemiels: Jews and Comic Art'. We got around to discussing the Jewish roots of Superman on the 'Was Samson Muscular?' post.
The exhibition features reproduction and original works by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman and Joe Kubert. It was Joe Kubert who put together DC comic's 'Stories from the Bible' with the help of Carmine Infantino and the late Nestor Redondo.

If you do manage to visit the exhibition, don't forget to mention to the curator, (Sandra Khazam), that you saw it advertised on the Bible illustration blog!


Paul Green said...

I'm reading a book that's related in theme to one of the exhibitions Graham - "The Gospel According To Superheroes" Edited by B.J. Oropeza. Published by Peter Lang, New York 2005.
I've only started to read it but it looks like an interesting book. It details the parallels between superheroes and Judaism and Christianity in particular.

Bible artist said...

Sounds interesting Paul.
You'll have to share some snippets with us.

Bible artist said...

Just heard from Nahum who is still in Australia. The opening went very well!

deboraw said...

Congratulations to Nahum on his exhibition, and its success. Deboraw

Nahum said...

Thanks guys for all your good wishes. Just got back. It was great to meet many wonderful people and talk to them about interpreting and understanding the Bible through art.

Martina Pook said...

What a wonderful idea for an exhibition. If I would have known about it earlier, I would have love to come. I hope you will repeat it.

Martina Pook
Co-Directory Artrillium House

Bible artist said...

I'll let you know if I come across any other interesting exhibitions in your part of the world Martina.