News category: Art & Exhibitions

30 October 2017

AREThe Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea - 5 November 2017

AREThé Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea – 5 November 10am-5pm. A study day celebrating Japanese ceramics and tea culture from talks, throwing demonstrations and Tea Ceremony in the Ashmolean to Raky Firing and Anagama Kilm opening at Wytham Woods (bus transport provided). With an evening reception at Oxford Ceramics Gallery. The programme of events is supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great-Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

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29 September 2017

Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama at the BFI, 16 October to 29 November 2017

Running at BFI Southbank from Monday 16 October – Wednesday 29 November, Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama will be an opportunity for audiences to explore the cinema of Japan’s ‘Golden Age’, with a distinctly female focus. This Sight & Sound Deep Focus season includes several titles rarely screened in the UK, such as The Mistress (Shirō Toyoda, 1953), An Inlet of Muddy Water (Imai Tadashi, 1953) and The Blue Sky Maiden (Yasuzo Masumura, 1957), and
spotlights the magnificent female actors who starred in them. These include figures such as Setsuko Hara, one of Ozu’s key collaborators, Kinuyo Tanaka, the actor who became one of Japan’s first female directors and who was hailed in the West as ‘Japan’s Bette Davis’, and Machiko Kyō, best known as the star of Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950). All of these stars endure as beloved icons of Japanese cinema, and their performances shine just as brightly as they did over fifty years ago.

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18 September 2017

Japanese Sandscapes: The Tale of Mt Fuji

Experience a night of experimental Japanese music, sand art, authentic Japanese cuisine and specialty Sake at London’s newest venue, The Shaft!

The event will be held over two days at The Shaft, Brunel Museum.
① 8pm, Friday 20th October 2017 (7pm food & drinks)
② 3pm, Saturday 21st October 2017 (2pm food & drinks)
Tickets: £10/£5 concessions

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28 July 2017

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize Artists: A Review

Started in 2009, the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize aims to introduce British artists to Japan by awarding the winner a solo exhibition in a Japanese gallery. Each year a winner is chosen from three finalists, all of whom go on to achieve further prizes and awards. This review recaps the finalists from each year and their

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20 July 2017

Conference: 23-24 September 2017 - Where the Path Leads –Transmission and Evolution of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan

Organised and run by the Japanese Garden Society, this major event at the Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge features world-class speakers from the UK, USA and Japan, including Kendall Brown and Marc Peter Keane. Theme: The transmission of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan from 1868 onwards; the evolution and significance of the Japanese

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15 June 2017

Arts Catalyst, O-Furoshiki Stitching Group: 1 & 15 July 2017

You are invited to participate in two workshops that will take place in early July at Arts Catalyst and to actively engage in the creation of a cloth that will be sent back to Fukushima as a gesture of reciprocity. During each session Arts Catalyst will bring people from different communities and backgrounds together to help us reflect upon issues of displacement, migration and belonging in our area and beyond – 1 and 15 July 2015.

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15 June 2017

That continuous thing: artists and ceramics studio, 1920 to today at Tate St Ives, 31 March to 3 September 2017

The ceramics studio has always been a place where tradition meets experimentation. Spanning 100 years, this exhibition explores the diverse forms, energies and locations that define the modern studio. Ranging from the rise of studio pottery in the 1910s to a number of new commissions by a young generation of UK-based artists, That Continuous Thing – a quote from the American artist Peter Voulkos – traces the changing shape of the ceramics studio over the last century. 

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