PAST EXHIBITION: Cross Culture – A Ceramics Selling Exhibition

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Various [16th – 29th June 2017] Four ceramic artists from Japan, the UK and Italy explore aspects of Japanese art and culture through their work. Each artist, all from different backgrounds, is drawn towards a particular theme – ceramic tradition, aesthetics, philosophy and traditional theatre. Kiramics organically creates objects with functional and sculptural forms exploring different technical processes that are deeply influenced by Zen garden aesthetics and art of Haiku poetry. MORI makes individual functional and semi-functional ware influenced by the memories of his mother and grandmother’s traditional Japanese domestic pottery. JO AYLMER makes slip cast porcelain vessels that respond to the Japanese writer Junichiro Tanizaki’s statement, ‘Were it not for shadows, … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: A History Of The Japanese Print

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Various – Curated by Tiger Tanuki [4th May – 10th June 2017] Tiger Tanuki presents a unique sales exhibition, tracing the history of the Japanese print from the classic ukiyo-e of the Edo period (1615-1867) to the modern shin hanga and sosaku hanga prints of the 20th century The exhibition features original works by renowned artists such as Utagawa Kunisada , probably the most popular and prolific ukiyo-e artist; Kawase Hasui , considered one of the most important Japanese landscape artists of the 20th century; and Ay-O, also known as the ‘rainbow artist’, who represented Japan at the Venice biennale in 1966. CHISOU KIRI

PAST EXHIBITION: PikaPika at Home – Japanese Accents for London Living

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Various [5th – 29th April 2017] Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, the selling exhibition will showcase contemporary art and interior objects that are inspired by Japan and created in London. Featured artists include designer-makers of Japanese heritage like ceramicist and RCA graduate Ikuko Iwamoto and creatives inspired by Japanese culture, including French visual artist Damien Borowik. Visitors are invited to add a touch of Japan to their own homes, with Japanese-inspired artwork and interior objects from UK designers available for sale or commission during the exhibition. The Sway Gallery shop also stocks products specially sourced from Japan. Creative Clerkenwell FEATURED DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS Ikuko Iwamoto (ceramics) | … Read More

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