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Victoria College of the Arts Travelling Exhibition of 10 Mokuhanga Artists

October 4, 2016toOctober 15, 2016



MELBOURNE Art Exhibitions

Victoria College of the Arts Travelling Exhibition of 10 Mokuhanga Artists
Artists: Hiroki Satake, Katsutoshi Yuasa, Michiko Hamada, Yuuna Tanii, Ayumi Ohira, Chihiro Taki, Kazuki Sakai, Shoji Miyamoto, Misaki Oguro, Yuki Kashiwagi.

  • 4-15 October 2016

One outcome of the Second International Mokuhanga Conference Tokyo 2014, was to establish an international exchange relationship between printmedia workshops and residencies. Victorian College of the Arts extended an invitation to MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory), to host fragile story, an exhibition based on the idea that today’s society, which should have a strong sense of wisdom and reason built through history, is inherently unstable.

Victoria College of the Arts  present this exhibition where ten young Japanese artists explore the concept of fragility, experienced in a globalised world structured and evolved from historic and dialectically opposed forces. As we endeavour to create a strong international community, we must also deal with the insecurity caused by changing ecosystems, war, economic stagnation, population migration, infection and food supply demands.

By visualising fragility through the art of Mokuhanga, a uniquely water-based technique developed during the Edo period, a poetic insight of each artist is realised.

Victoria College of the Arts  Travelling Exhibition of 10 Mokuhanga Artists  Exhibition Opening

Opening addresses by Professor Barry Conyngham AM, Dean of the Faculty of VCA and MCM and Wayne Crothers, Curator of Asian Art, National Gallery of Victoria
When: 4 October 2016, 5.30pm
Venue: Student Gallery, Dodds Street, Southbank

Mokuhanga Workshop
(VCA only workshop)
When: 5 October 2016, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Drawing and Printmedia area, Art Workshops, Dodds St, Southbank

Artist Talk: ‘fragile story’
When: 5 October 2016, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Venue: Art Auditorium, Dodds St, Southbank


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