PAST EXHIBITION: UKIYO-E AND IMPRESSIONISTS

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【3rd – 31st Aug 2018】 Collection of ukiyo-e that inspired Impressionists in collaboration with Japanese Gallery Opening Night: Thu 2 August, 18:00-20:00 CURATOR’S TALK: Thu 2 August, 19:00-20:00 RSVP https://bit.ly/2LqFGUV   Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, is one of the most significant influences on Impressionism and further developments of Western art. When Japan began international trading after 200 years of isolationist foreign policy in the mid 19th Century, ukiyo-e reached Western Europe with a great impact. Its features of flatness, dynamic composition and clear outline shook many artists such as Monet, van Gogh, Pissarro, Lautrec and Degas. Van Gogh is not an exception, and strongly admired the techniques of Japanese artists, as … Read More

PAST EVENT: KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

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【19th – 31st July 2018】 Pop-up shop, talk and exhibition by Manami Okazaki, the author of Kokeshi, from Tohoku with Love. Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that are predominantly made in rural hotspring villages in the Tohoku region. Originally a children’s toy made by farmers, these simple and charming folktoys have captured the hearts of collectors around the world. More than 100 kokeshi will be available, from traditional, orthodox types to kawaii, modern varieties. A rare opportunity to purchase new kokeshi by master artisans in the Tohoku region. Meet the author: Sway Gallery (in store) 19th and 28th July all day. Looking forward to seeing you here! FREE ENTRY Opening … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: THE URARAKA WAY

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【28th JUNE – 16th JULY 2018】OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday 28th June 18:00 – 20:00 Please rsvp: https://bit.ly/2IvUPTo PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP: Saturday 30th June 11:00 – 14:00 Printmaking Workshop Printmaker Yoko Kataoka presents her textile work inspired by rural life in the Catalan woods, Spain. “Uraraka” is a Japanese word with a dual meaning: a fine and peaceful day in Spring, or the clear state of a cloudless mind. Yoko hopes that her “Uraraka” works will brighten up your daily life with cheerful colours and feelings, and that her exhibition will be an opportunity for everyone to discover the Uraraka way of living. Artist’s website: www.yokokataoka.net Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 – 19:00 Saturday … Read More

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