The Art Gallery of New South Wales is showing an exhibition on the theme of the Goddess running from 13 October 2006 to 28 January 2007.
If you visit on a Sunday you can also see Indian Classical Dance performances (see Art Gallery of New South Wales website for performance times).
From the Art Gallery of New South Wales website:
Goddess: Divine Energy will be the first major exhibition in Australia to explore the many manifestations of the divine female in Hindu and Buddhist art. Created as a focus for veneration and meditation, these beautiful works of art are rich with symbols that convey the many lessons and insights the Goddess provides as she guides towards the attainment of ultimate bliss. The power (shakti) and wisdom (prajna) of the Goddess resides within each one of us waiting to be awakened.
Over 150 exquisitely carved sculptures and delicately composed paintings from India, Tibet and Nepal, dating from about 2000 BCE through to the 20th century, have been gathered from collections around the world for display.
Goddess: Divine Energy will offer a rare opportunity to delve into the world and wisdom of the Goddess. An extensive events program of film, performance, talks, meditation and music will accompany this exhibition.