The Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition
Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques
|Venue||The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre|
|Exhibition period||Thu 1 February - Sun 25 February (Tue - Fri :10am-3pm, Sat &Sun : 8am-5pm)|
"Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques" features both utilitarian objects and creative works of art. It introduces a total of 90 works which highlight the richness of Japanese handcrafted objects that have developed within the context of daily life, including ceramics, textiles, metalwork, lacquerware, woodcraft and papermaking. The artisans and craftspeople from different regions across Japan have used traditional skills and techniques to produce highly creative pieces.
The Japan Foundation engages in international cultural exchange activities in cooperation with over 130 countries around the world, focusing on three major program areas - Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. In order to enhance the understanding of Japanese arts and culture through the visual arts, the Foundation collaborates with overseas museums on a wide range of exhibitions from traditional to contemporary arts. The Foundation also organizes traveling exhibits of paintings, ceramics, crafts, photographs, architecture, and design that make their way around the world.
|Work : Tea caddy with dragonfly decoration
Material : Metalwork
|Work : Lamp with design of bush clover in golden mica on paper dyed with persimmon tannin
Material : Paper