Tag Archives: Shumei Kobayashi

Story IX | The Frog in the Well

井の中の蛙、大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu The frog in the well cannot conceive of the ocean An ancient Chinese proverb, readily adopted by Japanese culture, is the starting point for our spring-summer series of exhibitions, Inside Looking …
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Shumei Kobayashi | Opening Night

Inside Looking Out I : Shumei Kobayashi Threads of Significance Opening Night Works are available to view on Artsy : Click to view  Opened by Tetsuya Wakuda, celebrated restaurateur, art collector and close friend of the artist, the first ‘Inside …
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Inside Looking Out | Spring-Summer 2016 Exhibition Series

Inside Looking Out Lesley Kehoe Galleries Winter-Spring 2016 Season of Exhibitions Shumei Kobayashi, Koji Hatakeyama and Maio Motoko 井の中の蛙、大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu, taikai o shirazu The frog in the well cannot conceive of the ocean The ‘Inside Looking …
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Story VIII | Threads of Significance

Shumei Kobayashi  Tsutsugaki and Yūzen painting “Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” Richard Feynman 1918-1988 Theoretical Physicist That Nature should be the …
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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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2013 The Year of Black Water Snake

Snake illustration by Shumei Kobayashi  February 4 2013 sees the commencement of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake (巳年), the black water snake to be precise, a rare combination not experienced since 1953. In the Chinese scheme of …
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Sake Corner #7

‘Celebrity’ is the buzzword of the 21st century. We are accustomed to the rock stars, the royals, the models and the sports stars but now, aided and abetted by reality TV, chefs are the latest members of the cult. Executive …
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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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