Tag Archives: Japanese Artist

Roppongi Art Night 2012

The Roppongi Hills art precinct and shopping centre in Tokyo is an art lover’s dream with artworks hidden around every corner and events and new installations happening constantly. It is home to a number of Japan’s newest art musuems and …
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The Year of the Dragon

Pictured above : Kakiemon Kiln Mythical Dragon Hexagonal Bowl, 1690 – 1710. Porcelain. 18 x 18 x 9 cm January 23rd saw the commencement of the Year of the Dragon.  The dragon is the only mythical animal in the Oriental …
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Unryuan selected for Art Crafting Towards the Future : 21st Century Museum of Art

Art Crafting towards the Future 21st Century Museum Kanazwa Japan From April 28 – August 31, 2012 Dragon born lacquer master Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo celebrates his significant 60th year with an invitation to exhibit works in a ground-breaking exhibition at …
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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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Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever : Gallery of Modern Art

Look Now, See Forever Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland November 19, 2011 – March 11, 2012 http://qag.qld.gov.au/exhibitions Contemporary at 82 years of age Kusama Yayoi is well known for her eccentrically appealing ‘dotty’ artwork. That large pumpkin on the pier …
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Maio Motoko Fleeting Moments : Lesley Kehoe Galleries

Fleeting Moments The Contemporary Screens of Maio Motoko Exhibition opens – November 17 Maio Motoko was in Melbourne for our gallery opening in March and left a string of ardent suitors in her wake. And that was with only a …
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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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Mitsuo Shoji Opening Night : Lesley Kehoe Galleries

October 5th, 2011 At the peak of an acclaimed national and international career, Mitsuo Shoji has returned to Melbourne. In 1973 Mitsuo Shoji took up a teaching position at Caulfield Institute of Technology, his first overseas experience and the beginning …
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