Category Archives: Artists

Unryuan - The Golden Dragon

Kitamura Tatsuo, contemporary lacquer master, was born in the Year of the Dragon. His art name Un-ryuu-an 雲−龍—庵— contains the character for dragon and translated means the ‘retreat of the dragon in the clouds’.  2012 sees Kitamura celebrating his 60th …
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On Golden Ponds - Maio Motoko

The golden ponds at 101 Collins main foyer designed by leading post-modernist US architect Philip Johnson provided the perfect backdrop for Maio Motoko’s master work ‘Moment By Moment Heartbeat by Heartbeat’…so much so that the artist herself was moved to …
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The Shikokenkyukai : Reinventing Lost Art

Secret techniques went to the grave with traditional Japanese lacquer masters causing severe limitations to the achievements of the followers in the field. Mastery of technique is taken as a necessary prerequisite for self-expression in all fields of Japanese art …
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Shumei Kobayashi at Azuma Restaurant Sydney

The stunning textile art of master Shumei Kobayashi was on exhibit at the gallery in April. A regular visitor to Sydney, this was Shumei’s first exhibition in Melbourne for decades. Gracing the walls of Tetsuya’s restaurants in both Sydney and …
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Shinichi Maruyama

“It is said that a Zen Garden represents in a three dimensional space the spirits of high priests who have achieved enlightenment. The Zen garden is the expression of boundless cosmic beauty in a physical environment, created through intense human …
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