Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Exhibition - Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques

Japan Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition

Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques

25th November 2017 – 22nd January 2018, 9am - 4pm, 7 days

Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt

The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre, is very pleased to announce that the Japan Foundation’s Travelling exhibition – “Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques” – will take place from 25th November 2017 until 22nd January 2018, at Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki, Arts and Entertainment Centre.

This travelling exhibition introduces two different groups of craft objects; works nurtured within and for daily life, and creative works made in a workshop environment.

The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, creating works balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. The other works are those crafted in small-scale regional workshops which persisted through an age of industrialisation, when much of Japan’s craft objects became mass produced. This gave rise to superior artisans and idiosyncratic artists who influenced each other to create the well-known depth and quality of Japan’s handcrafted goods.

You can expect to see materials including ceramics, textiles, metal work, lacquer ware, wood, bamboo, paper and many others. The Embassy of Japan’s website at http://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp has more information.

Special Lecture

The lecturer Mr. Shinya Maezaki, Associate Professor of Kyoto Women’s University, Faculty of Home Economics, Department of Apparel and Space Design, whose research field is in Aesthetics and History of Art, will hold a special lecture from 4:00pm on Saturday 25th November, giving insights into the Japanese crafts as seen in Handcraft Form: Traditions and Techniques.

Admission will be free


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>


Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland