Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mitsuo Shoji : A Vocation in Fire

Mitsuo Shoji : A Vocation in Fire from Lesley Kehoe Galleries on Vimeo. Mitsuo Shoji speaks of a child-like fascination with fire, and like many ceramic artists, is intrigued by the serendipitous action of the kiln, its alchemical transformative power. …
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Sake Corner #8

Andre Bishop is a self-confessed Japanophile and Sake connoisseur. His passion for Japanese food, in particular Izakaya dining culture, is unrivalled in Australia. Andre is the owner of 5 Japanese Izakaya in Melbourne including Kumo Izakaya in Brunswick, Robot Bar …
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Dance of Darkness : Shirow Kaze-Dama

NITE Art July 23 from 8pm Butoh dance evolved in the intellectual and artistic ferment of post-war Japan as a ‘direct assault on the refinement (miyabi) and understatement (shibui) so valued in Japanese aesthetics’ (Sanders, Vicki (Autumn 1988). “Dancing and …
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An afternoon with Tea Master Adam Wojcinski

Ueda Soko tea master Adam Wojcinski has left Melbourne winter for the endless summer of Iceland. Many generous supporters contributed to Adam’s artist residency in Iceland at a series of tea events in the gallery. They ‘drank tea and left’, …
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Accoutre : The Art of Attire

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoru, Japanese Poet (Dates unknown) Individually, Nakano Kaoru and Lui Hon create works of inspirational beauty, each for the human form and in the context of liberating identity. Through …
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Meet Me at the Met : Asia Week New York 2014

The growing significance of Asia Week New York is attested to by the opening party being held this year in the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a further testament to the fertile collaboration in America amongst …
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