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Traditional oil and water-gilding


from the studio of

Martin Walker-Watson









Holy Objects, gilded sculptures, votive tablets,

giclée and archival prints, temple stencils and more

Martin Walker-Watson’s Gilding Arts Studio

Drawings of Padmasambhava by Tasmanian students of Andy Weber

Wood Carvings by Linda Abraham

Photo Exhibition by Konchok

Images of Tibet

The Exhibition of Sacred Art is being held as part of the annual Guru Bhumtsok 100,000 Offerings to Guru Rinpoche National Event

Hosted by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition in Australia, led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa,

 Chag Tong Chen Tong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre in Hobart

and Kickstart Arts


The Parlour Gallery

Old Schoolhouse

next to St. John's Church

Newtown, Hobart

Open to the Public

Saturday and Sunday 10th / 11th November 2018 10am to 4pm

Buddhist practitioners and all members of the

Hobart and Tasmanian community

are invited to view this special exhibition


Open to participants of the Guru Bhumtsok Monday to Thursday 12th /15th November 2018.


Buddha Shakyamuni

Shakyamuni in Dharmachakra Mudra


gilded copper repoussé with red gold, also green, white and fine gold leaf

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg



gilded copper repoussé with platinum and fine gold, also green, white and red gold leaf

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg



gilded copper repoussé with platinum and fine gold, also green, white and red gold leaf

genuine turquoise and coral gemstones, also garnets and malachite

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg



gilded copper repoussé with platinum and fine gold, also green, white and red gold leaf

genuine turquoise and coral gemstones

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg




gilded copper repoussé with red gold, also green, white and fine gold leaf

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg



gilded copper repoussé with gold, platinum, purple silver leaf, and Swarovski crystals

The Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom personifying the concept of the Bodhisattva known as the "Great Mother"

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg

Green Tārā

Green Tārā

gilded copper repoussé with green, yellow and white gold leaf, and Swarovski crystals

The Bodhisattva of Enlightened Activity and the Mother of Liberation

frame size 640 x 700mm - 6 kg


Śakyamuni Buddha

Śakyamuni Buddha

with 8 Auspicious Symbols and 12 Signs of the Zodiac

gilded copper repoussé with fine gold leaf, and green and white gold leaf.

Outer ring from top (clockwise): Monkey, Ox, Pig, Dog, Tiger, Goat, Horse, Snake, Dragon, Rooster, Rabbit, Rat.

Inside ring from top (clockwise): Endless Knot (shrivasta), Parasol (chattra), Wheel (chakra), Victory Banner (dhvaja), Golden Fishes (suvarnamatsya), Treasure Vase (nidhana kumbha), Lotus (padma), Conch Shell (shankha).

AUD $ 1,800

1000 armed Avalokitesvara

1000 armed Avalokitesvara

embossed copper repoussé gilded with fine gold, also white, red and green gold leaf

gilded frame



gilded copper repoussé with gold leaf

water gilded frame with copper and aluminium leaf

a hybrid sea-creature with Vedic origins: with the trunk of an elephant, the jaws of a crocodile, the eyes of a monkey, the horns of a boar, the mane of a horse, the paws of a lion, the scales of a fish, and a magnificent foliate peacock’s tail.

A common image found on Buddha thrones, at sacred sites and water springs.

AUD $ 1,500

Photographic Reproductions
Archival matte paper
Glass prints
Aluminium prints
Giclée Canvas prints
gilded frames and mounting by special order

30 cms. height
unframed from $ 60.00




Photographic Reproduction
archival matte paper
silk mat
non-reflective art glass
gilded frame

$ 450.00

     Greeting cards (with envelope) $10.00



also known as Jambhala or Kubera

gilded copper repoussé banner with red, yellow, and green gold leaf and palladium leaf

Chief of the Four Heavenly Kings

AUD $ 1,200



gilded copper repoussé with gold leaf

The Glorious Face

a fierce monster common in the iconography  of Buddhist temples, thrones,  and above the entrance doors of houses.

AUD $ 575.00



This is a technique where a sheet of copper is hammered onto an anvil and shaped into a 3 dimensional form. It is then chased with chisels and punches to complete the detail. Various elements such as the crowns and earrings are added. The hands are the only parts that have been cast.

The jewellery is made from genuine coral, turquoise, garnet gemstones, and Swarovski crystals. A back plate has also been added making it possible to fill the sculptures with precious items.

The Different Colours of Gold

These sacred “objects of support” have been gilded with gold, silver and platinum leaf. By using a linseed oil based gold-size as an adhesive it eliminates the mercury used in fire gilding still common on statues from Nepal. This type of oil gilding allows different types of leaf to be applied on the same piece and the techniques go back to ancient times.

Pure gold when alloyed with other metals produces the different colours. Gold mixed with copper makes red gold, and when mixed with silver makes green gold, zinc produces a white gold, and when alloyed with palladium produces a light brown gold. Platinum leaf is a steely white and the purple leaf is produced by coating silver leaf in a purple resin.

There are hundreds of possible alloys and mixtures, however a mix of around 50/50 copper and silver gives the range of yellow gold alloys the public is accustomed to seeing in the marketplace.


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