Hosyuko Matsuri – Japanese Club of Brisbane
28th October 2017
Join with members of the Japanese Club of Brisbane in celebrating the Hosyuko Matsuri Supplementary School Fete.
Enjoy traditional Japanese food stalls, including Takoyaki and Yakitori.
Exhibitions and performances including , Calligraphy and Taiko drumming
Activities for kids
1230-1500 | Indooroopilly State High School | around Main Hall
28th October 2017
Learn a bit of history of Kokedama and make 2 moss balls (one sitting on a bowl and hanging one) which can proudly be taken home afterwards.
You will learn the soil mixture and other special ingredients of Kokedama.
The plants, moss, soil, ingredients and bowls are all provided.
Green tea and Japanese sweets will be served.
Mappin’s Nursery & Aquarium
Japanese Film Festival – Brisbane
25-29 October 2017
The Japanese Film Festival in Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi, and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.
Last year, the Festival celebrated its 20th year with an audience of 26,100 Australia-wide. The Festival has enjoyed great success over the years, with the opportunity to showcase a vast variety of cinematic delights from 35mm film classics to newly released titles currently screening in Japan. JFF brings out special guests from Japan for Q&A evenings and film screenings, as well as programs events for audience to enjoy Japanese traditional and pop culture.
Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre
‘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.
Japanese gift wrapping
16th Nov 2017
Master the art of gift wrapping using beautiful Japanese techniques taught by local artist Mabina Alaka.
Create stunning gift bags and boxes using furoshiki material and origami.
Library Shop, level 1, State Library
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