Category Archives: Events

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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NGV Gallery of Japanese Art Opening Remarks: Mrs Pauline Gandel

Photo courtesy of William Hung Opening Speech Pauline Gandel Cocktail Reception Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art Opening October 2 2012 National Galley of Victoria Ambassador Sato, Ambassador Rotem, Consul-General Sobashima, Director Akimoto, President of Trustees Myers, Director Ellwood, Distinguished …
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NGV Gallery of Japanese Art Opening Remarks: Director Yuji Akimoto

Photo courtesy of William Hung Opening Speech  Yuji Akimoto (Director 21st Century Museum of Art Kanazawa Japan) Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art Opening October 2 2012 National Galley of Victoria Ambassador Sato, Ambassador Rotem, Consul-General Sobashima, President of Trustees …
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Rinpa Style: International Symposium

In line with the professionalism and educational outreach which we have become happily accustomed to from the AGNSW, the Kamisakka Sekka exhibition, is complemented by a one-day seminar on June 23 featuring a number of international speakers and scholars, including …
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Furoshiki Folding Workshop

Furoshiki (風呂敷) is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth made from silk, chirimen, cotton, rayon or nylon decorated in traditional designs. They come in different sizes, traditionally 45cm and 68-72 cm but can be as small as a tissue or as large …
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Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne - 20th Anniversary Celebration

Lecture & Tea Gathering XVI Grand Master Sen Soshitsu National Gallery of Victoria November 5-6 2011 ‘ZaZen is still meditation and Chado (the way of tea) is moving meditation’ is one of the metaphors that the Grand Master used to …
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'The Art of the Vessel' Lecture @ LKG

THE ART OF THE VESSEL & SPRING SAKE TASTING Thursday October 27, 2011 A definite ‘spring in the step’ was noticed as guests left the gallery at the wrap-up of our recent sold out Spring Sake event. Happy and drunk …
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Urasenke Tea Ceremony at NGV

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Melbourne Association 20th Anniversay Celebration Grand Master Iemoto Soshitsu Sen November will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Melbourne Chapter of the Urasenke Tea School. To mark this event, the current Grand Master Iemoto Soshitsu Sen, the …
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'What is a Netsuke?' Lecture @ LKG

Here a Hare, There a Hare What is a Netsuke? – More than a hare with amber eyes Lesley Kehoe Galleries lecture – with guest artists Susan Wraight & Leigh Sloggett October, 2011 From Paris via Vienna to Melbourne, devotees …
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