Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods
Exhibiting at Midland Junction Arts Centre
Ayyanar is a Hindu deity who protects rural villages. Annual festivals are celebrated in sacred groves on the outskirts of villages in early spring, at which time potters inherit the role of priests, making large terracotta horses. Clare Arni presents an exhibition of new work describing the making of the horses, the festival and its votive offerings. One of the potters, Subbaiah Kasirajan, will take up residence at MJAC and create a large-scale horse on site.