- Borderless Gandhi presents Mahatma in Colour, sponsored by the McGowan Government
- Images from Gandhi's life show tomorrow's leaders the ways of peace, equality and nonviolence to secure a better future for all
- Exhibit helps to strengthen both economic and social ties with India
Showing at Parliament House and Perth Airport Terminal 1, the Mahatma in Colour exhibition promotes peace, equality and nonviolence through digitally restored images from the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi.
Launched today by Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia, the exhibition at the airport will be seen by both international visitors and local residents and will raise Perth's profile as a centre of meaningful arts and culture.
The exhibition at Parliament House targets visiting school-aged students, and will ask them to reflect on the possibility of nonviolence as a way of resolving problems they may face as our future leaders.
More than 3,000 students from Years 6, 11 and 12 are expected to view the exhibition, as well as an additional 3,000 people visiting or working at the WA Parliament.
The Mahatma in Colour exhibition has been sponsored by the McGowan Government via $15,000 in grants through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and Tourism Western Australia.
The exhibition runs from Tuesday October 2, 2018 to Friday November 9, 2018.
Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:
"Western Australia's Indian communities are a key part of our remarkable cultural diversity, and have made significant contributions to this State.
"This thought-provoking exhibition helps enhance our relationship and build stronger ties with India.
"I recently visited India to talk to airlines and open the discussion about establishing direct routes to Perth.
"A direct flight would unlock many opportunities between India and Western Australia - especially in tourism and international education.
"The number of Indian visitors to the State has been growing at an average of 16.9 per cent over the past three years, and there are also more international students from India than from any other country undertaking tertiary studies in Perth."
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"This inspirational exhibition is an opportunity to be moved and motivated by Gandhi's timeless philosophy of peace, equality and nonviolence.
"Mahatma in Colour expresses a message that will inspire schoolchildren, as the leaders of tomorrow's world, to strive for peace and equality in their later professional and personal lives."
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests and Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5600
Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 6552 5400