Buddhist Art in London - Exhibition of Buddhist statues in Kennington: "Space for Art"
A major exhibition was mounted recently of Tibetan Buddhist art in Kennington, London.
The Tibetan Buddhist statue exhibition, which was held from May 28th to June 3rd, was hosted by Diamond Way Buddhism in Lambeth: http://www.spaceforart.org.uk/
It was entitled "Space for Mind, Space for Art: treasures of Tibetan Buddhism and contemporary responses". The exhibition featured not only traditional Buddhist statues and other artefacts of Buddhist culture, but also a collection of contemporary art by local artists from the borough of Lambeth: http://www.spaceforart.org.uk/diamond-way-in-lambeth-local-artists-exhibition-contemporary-art/
The exhibition, the biggest of its kind in London, also offered visitors daily guided tours which explained the significance of the traditional objects to Buddhist practitioners.
Lectures were given by experts in the fields of Tibetology and Tibetan Buddhist Art, such as Lama Jampa Thaye who gave an inspiring address, which you can see here:
Profits from the Space for Mind exhibition went to The Spring Project, a social enterprise working in Kennington to provide skills training for local young people, and Diamond Way Buddhism UK, a registered charity that provides authentic Tibetan meditation to the public.