Monthly Ikebana Feature - June

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Jenny Loo, Ikebana International 

Exhibition: International Sumi-e Association Melbourne School

The International Sumi-e Association offers programs around the world to promote the Japanese art of ink painting (sumi-e) to the world. At its Melbourne School, students of different nationalities – from beginners to Japanese ink painting enthusiasts – enjoy practicing the art of sumi-e.

This exhibition features unique sumi-e artworks by Melbourne School’s instructor, Kinran, and her students.

When: Wednesday 1 May – Friday 28 June 2024
9am-1pm, 2-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)

Where: Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne
Level 25, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000


Exhibition: Misty Mountain, Shining Moon: Japanese landscape envisioned

Presenting works of art produced from the 16th century to the present day, this exhibition showcases the beauty of the Japanese landscape as represented by some of the world’s most celebrated artists. Exploring the evolving dialogue between artists and nature, the exhibition displays brush and ink paintings to vivid woodblock prints.

Also on display will be the artwork titled ‘Nihon no Inori’ (Prayers of Japan), donated to the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne by the master of Japanese painting (Nihonga) Mr HIRAMATSU Reiji!

For details, please see the Art Gallery of South Australia's website

When: Saturday 29 July 2023 – Sunday 28 July 2024
9am-1pm, 2-5pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)

Where: Galleries 19, 20, 21 The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA)
North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000