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Architectural exhibition through the lens of an Australian photographer opens in Delhi

Fresh from a successful showcase in Ahmedabad,  Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) travelling exhibition The History of the Built World is the first major survey exhibition of one of Australia’s most celebrated architectural photographers, John Gollings’ photographic practice spanning over 50 years.Various Indian architectural marvels - the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Hanuman Temple in Hampi, The Taj Mahal in Agra, Vittala Temple in Hampi and others – also feature in the exhibition alongside many of John’s photographs from world over.

Presented in partnership with the Monash Gallery of Art, the exhibition will be open for public viewing at the India Habitat Centre as part of Habitat Photosphere from 19 February to 18 March 2019.  

Australian artists create murals in Goa and Delhi

Renowned Australian artists - Fintan Magee and Georgia Hill - created murals in Goa and Delhi as part of the St+art Festival. Building on Australia’s partnership with the St+Art India Foundation, two well-known Indian artists - Sajid Wajid Shaikh and Munir Bukhari - took Indian street art to Melbourne as part of the Indian Summer Festival. They collaborated with local Melbourne street artists to transform a shipping container park into a modern Indian art installation.

Australian Government's response to the India Economic Strategy

The Australian Government has endorsed the India Economic Strategy, including 10 short-term and 10 long-term priority recommendations and has agreed to an initial implementation plan across government. Here are some important links for more information:

India Economic Strategy Released

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released Australia’s India Economic Strategy in Brisbane. The strategy, led by former DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese, is an ambitious plan to grow the economic partnership between India and Australia out to 2035.

Media release: India Economic Strategy | Full report is available at

Capturing India’s economic transformation (video link or watch below)

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