Monday, March 15, 2010

"Sons Of Ganga" Opening Night.

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The opening night of Seng Mah’s wonderful exhibition ”Sons of Ganga” was a great success with a bighearted crowd raising over $600 as they participated in a silent auction of selected work generously donated by Seng for the "Our Home Charity" in Kerala India.

Our Home Charity provides homes for abandoned children and orphans.

The Ganges at Varanasi is so heavily polluted that its waters are septic. Undeterred by this, the people of Varanasi continue to bathe in the Ganges and to use her banks and her ghats when praying. Strangely, Ganges water is mysteriously rich in dissolved oxygen – a remarkable phenomenon given its pollution.

Mah responds on a quietly instinctive level to this confusing and complex kaleidoscope of the spiritual and the unsanitary. View “Sons of Ganga” until the 31st March and enter with Mah the spaces usually occupied only by the people of Varanasi.

Mah is a WA based freelance photographer. His previous exhibitions include underwater portraits in “Under H20”, the WA surf life saving scene in “Sons of Beaches”, and the solitude of the lone traveller in “Chaos and Drama”. Seng is the coordinator of the FotoFreo 2010 Fringe Festival and also runs workshops in Fremantle.

Exhibition will run at Behind the Monkey until 30th March 2010.

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