Monthly Archives: February 2015

Outside Looking In : Contemporary Japanese Art

LKG continued its commitment to elevating and broadening the local art scene by bringing international art to the Australian audience. Under the curatorial ‘Outside Looking In’ the second half of the year focussed on three brilliantly successful mid-career artists based …
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Sky Is the Limit : Tomokazu Matsuyama in Hong Kong

Tomokazu Matsuyama was selected for the 2014 Hong Kong Harbour City Sculpture Project placing him amongst the luminaries of past projects Kusama Yayoi, KAWS, Yue Minjun and Florentijn Hofman, a huge accolade for this rising star. A 6.5 metre high stainless steel …
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Sounds of Antiquity, Elegance Enduring

How important is lineage? Lineage is significant in Japanese culture: clear and unbroken lines of tradition establish authority, nurture creativity, permit experimentation and inform contemporary thinking and practice. Lineage and resonance from the past was characteristic of the participants in …
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Envisioning Contemporary Art : 2014 at LKG

LKG Booth at the Melbourne Art Fair     Photo : Urban Angles ‘The art market appeared to be in rude health as 2014 drew to a close. More money was spent on blue-chip and emerging art last year than …
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C-Notes : Conversations Around Contemporary Art

C Notes: Conversations around Contemporary Art encouraged stimulating and vigorous conversation amongst invited guests around a superbly decorated and richly catered banquet table in the gallery in October. Collector, Curator, Creator, Commentator and Connoisseur joined in to debate the pros …
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Hisao Zen : Artisan Japanese Joinery and Carpentry

Pictured above : Chashitsu (Japanese tea room) by Zen’s studio $13,500 AUD (GST inc) email gallery@kehoe.com.au  Photo : William Hung Photography Zen’s Studio is a Melbourne-based business specializing in fine woodworking. Zen’s Studio has expertise in all aspects of artisan woodworking …
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The Other Side of Light : Tea and Butoh in Brisbane

Hosted by TAASA Brisbane founder member Dr James MacKean, gallery manager and sake professional Byron Kehoe and Ueda Soko tea master Adam Wojczinski introduced the culture of Japanese sake, tea and Butoh to a group of some 30 Asian art …
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Order of the Rising Sun : Decorating an Australian Collector

Ambassador Akimoto and Mrs Pauline Gandel Longstanding client of LKG, inspirational philanthropist, longest-serving President of Melbourne Urasenke tea group and serious collector of Japanese lacquer, Pauline Gandel, was recently awarded the Imperial Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with …
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Unryuan : Hitting the High Notes

Inro by Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo. Image courtesy of Bonhams London Contemporary lacquer master Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo is making a serious mark on the secondary market. Early works by this artist, internationally represented by LKG, have achieved remarkable results at London …
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2015 The Year of the Green Wooden Sheep

illustration by Shumei Kobayashi – water colour and ink on paper Shumei Kobayashi’s fine portrait of the Sheep presented to us earlier this year heads up our New Year Greetings. I am a passive onlooker I let bygones be bygones …
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