‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’
4 November 2017 to 11 February 2018 | GOMA
A career-spanning survey of work by leading contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama opens at GOMA in November. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’, co-curated by QAGOMA and National Gallery Singapore, is a wonderful journey through key moments in Kusama’s vast artistic career over seven decades. Now in her late 80s, Kusama is one of the most recognisable artists working today.
The survey explores key motifs in Kusama’s work since the early 1950s, her engagement with the body, and her expansive conception of space. It includes more than 70 works: early painterly experiments, a multi-decade presentation of the celebrated ‘net’ paintings, soft-sculpture and assemblage, performance documents, iconic ‘infinity rooms’ and large-scale installations from later in her career.
Hanasho West End | Mixed Artists Christmas Exhibition
23 Nov – 31 Dec 17
Sixteen artists displaying a variety of art works including ceramics, jewellery, wood work, prints and paintings.
Artist Night 23rd Nov – with artists giving a brief talk about their work answering any questions…
All items on display are for sale and may be taken home after the Artist Night – a great opportunity to get some great gifts!
Art Japan in Brisbane
25th-29th November 2017
Pop & Modern Japanese Art.
More than 60 art works will be exhibited by 30 Japanese Artists who currently live in Japan .
This exhibition will include a mixture of pop・modern works and explore the artistic scene in Japan as a cultural superpower crossing a number of mediums and themes from fine art to illustration and Pop Art to Modernism and beyond. This exhibition showcases the very best of contemporary Japanese art today.
Hands On Art Gallery | 150 Enoggera Tce, Paddington QLD 4064
Opening Night: 25(Sat) Nov 6pm-8:30pm Everyone welcome, refreshments provided.
Special Event: “POP JAPAN Kimono Fashion Showcase”
Washi paper necklaces
30th Nov 2017
Expert local crafter Barbara Vine shares her wisdom in a practical introduction to creating your own washi paper medallion necklace. Choose from a variety of beautiful Japanese papers and different coloured chains to personalise your creation.
Kits, instructions and all tools are provided. There will be a selection of Japanese paper, frames and chains to choose from.
6pm–8pm | Library Shop, level 1, State Library of Queensland
Griffith Asia Institute – Perspectives: Asia Seminar
30th November 2017
Presented by Dr Greg Dvorak | The Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Greg is currently an associate professor at Tokyo’s, Waseda University, where he is based in both the Graduate School of International Culture and Communication and the School of International Liberal Studies. He conducts research related to globalization, gender, and contemporary cultural history in Japan and the Pacific Islands (especially in terms of World War II and the relationship between Japan and the United States in Micronesia), militarism in Asia and Oceania, and gender/sexuality/power in popular culture.
Japan Australia Joint Concert from ONE ASIA
13th December 2017
Japan Australia Joint Concert from ONE ASIA, AUN J’s effort to combine Japanese musical instruments with traditional melodies from all across Asia, began in 2013 with a performance at Angkor Wat.
This performance led to a series of concerts which made its way all across Asia and has now made the leap to Australia, where we hope you enjoy the new combination of traditional sounds that we bring to you now, as Japanese instruments are accompanied by the Australian didgeridoo.
University of Queensland | Schonell Theatre
AUN J Classic Orchestra/ Japanese traditional instrument musicians/ Japan
AUN J OFFICIAL WEB SITE http://www.aunj.jp/eng/eng.html
Matthew Dyle/ Didgeridoo/ Australia
Kisaragi Festival 2018
24th February 2018
The Kisaragi Festival celebrates it’s 4th year.All in the one location on celebration lawn at Roma Street Parklands.
Journey into Japan, experiencing the many facets of Japanese culture and society, Kisaragi Festival will feature Japanese music and dance performances, martial arts, bonsai, ikebana, market stalls, artist demonstrations, exhibition and much more. Enjoy the delights of Japanese food with a range of pop-up food stalls. Plus much more, all in the one summer night-time festival.
This is a FREE event.