The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule Interfaith Art Exhibition

The writings, stories and art of 8 spiritual communities in South Australia, with expert commentary from educators and spiritual leaders.

The Golden Rule - Love thy Neighbour - is a value shared by all major faith groups. By acknowledging our common humanity we can work together to build a more peaceful and tolerant world.

The first of its kind in Australia, the exhibition was supported by the Australian Government and Adelaide City Council. The event was opened by Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le AO and City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese.

Curriculum supportive intercultural understanding resources were developed with this project and are available for download or browsing below.

Images and videos of the artists & artists statements are also available providing a unique perspective on each of the artists involved and their interpretation of The Golden Rule - a clarion call for peace and understanding in our time.

Resources following the interfaith curriculum framework which outline core similarities between belief systems as part of intercultural understanding. With 8 faith groups described in detail, these resources were created for the Golden Rule Exhibition (2016) but are suitable as general curriculum resources.

Artists Book

Essays by the director and curator of the exhibition, plus images of each work and artist statements

Download the book as a pdf here

Art and Interfaith Stories from the Golden Rule

A set of pages with the collected resources for each faith group, including the quotes, video of the artists talking about the Golden Rule and their work, and stories which involve their faith and other faith groups working together.

A fabulous resource for reflecting on interfaith co-operation religion, ethics, as well as art.

Golden Rule Verses and commentary

The Golden Rule Verses and expert commentary can be found integrated with other content on the Art and interfaith Stories page.

Download the original exhibition leaflet as a PDF here

Katherine Goode and Amanda Hassett


Project Team

Director: Katherine Goode

Curator: Amanda Hassett

Project Partner: Katherine Shaw ( City Library)

Project Partner: Ann Rundle ( Manager, City Library)

Educators Lynn Arnold, Shoshana Kaminsky, Dr Lewis O'Brien, Balbir Kaur, Dilip Chirmuley, Kathryn Jones, Patrick Lim


Kaurna: Dr Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien ( Uncle Lewis)

Baha’i: Haleh Wates

Buddhist: Patrick Lim

Christian: Rev Lynn Arnold

Sikh: Balbir Kaur

Hindu: Dilip Churmuley AM

Muslim: Mohamad Abdalla and Kathryn Jones

Jewish: Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky and Rachel Gillespie

Cathy Julien, Jack Buckskin, Saru Rana, Hassan Fattah, Saloni Gadhia and Meenakshi Shubraj, Nigel Black, The Jewish Embroidery Group, Mohammed Elsayed, Katrina Power


Kaurna: Jack Kanya Buckskin

Baha’i: Hassan Fattah

Buddhist: Nigel Black

Christian: Cathy Julien

Sikh: Saru Rana

Hindu: Saloni and Meenakshi Shubraj

Muslim: Mohammed Elsayed

Jewish: Alison Marcus, Merrilyn Ades, Dorothy Staska, Marie Galletta, Natalie Kagan & Jennifer Beale

Kaurna: Katrina Karlapina Power

Christian: Dr Susan Newland

Muslim: Marryam Lum

Humanist: Mei Sheong Wong

The Golden Rule Interfaith Art Exhibition was proudly supported by the Australian Government and the City of Adelaide.