Japanese Art in Sydney

October 24th, 2011



Kamisaka Sekka: master of modern Japanese art and design

  • 21 June – 26 August 2012
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales

This exhibition focuses on the multi-faceted oeuvre of Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) and consists of around 100 paintings, ceramics, lacquer works,textiles, woodblock prints and drawings gathered from numerous collections. One of the leading Japanese artists, designers and art instructors of the first half of the 20th century, Sekka is considered a master of the longstanding Japanese decorative tradition, Rinpa. It is the first time that such a comprehensive display of the exemplary Japanese sense for design will be shown in Australia.
There will be also included works by emerging and internationally renowned artists – such as Yamaguchi Ai, Yamamoto Taró, Sydney-based fashion designer Akira Isogawa and Kyoto-based textile artists Kenzo and Hiromu Takao – to demonstrate the enduring allure of Rinpa-style arts, and Sekka’s art in particular.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney
Open daily 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays until 9pm
ph 02 9225 1744

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