Art After Hours - All Things Japanese from 20 August, Art Gallery of New South Wales |
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August - October 2003 Programme
>From Manga to Shakuhachi, the Art Gallery's Wednesday night programme
Art After Hours celebrates all things Japanese this August and
September, to complement the exhibition: Seasons: The Beauty of
Transience in Japanese Art
Weekly celebrity guests such as Hugh Mackay, Philip Brophy and Leo
Schofield give insights into the Japanese elements of their world, from
their secret gardens to feng shui philosophies. Robert Herbert's film
programme, live jazz, art appreciation lectures and the café's special
evening menu complete the Art After Hours mix to bring Sydney a FREE
Wednesday night line up of art and entertainment.
Seasons: The Beauty of Transience in Japanese Art explores the Japanese
love and appreciation of nature through works of art spanning 400
years, including ceramics, paintings, textiles and lacquer ware. View
the moon, cheery blossom and maple from a new perspective in the
exhibition's two shows: Spring to Summer (16 August - 22 September) and
Autumn to Winter (27 September - 26 October).
The Japanese inspired Art After Hours Programme runs from:
Wednesday 20 August until Wednesday 1 October.
CELEBRITY TALKS 6.30PM
• 20 August Distinguished Shakuhachi player, Riley Lee, gives an
introductory talk to his dynamic performance with TaikOZ drummer,
• 27 August Australian Museum Director, Professor Michael Archer
presents Kyoto Accord: Saving the Seasons.
• 3 September Anime expert, Philip Brophy discusses Manga as Art.
• 10 September Writer and Sydney Morning Herald Columnist Hugh Mackay
philosophises the Seasons of Life.
• 17 September Leo Schofield unlocks his Secret Garden.
• 24 September Lord Mayor Lucy Turnbull presents Reflecting on our
Changing Cultural Landscape. To complement the 20th Century Australian
Art & Aboriginal Collection
• 1 October Associate Professor Peter McCallum, Assistant Principal,
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, presents Seasons in Music.
ART APPRECIATION LECTURES 6PM
The mysteries and methods of the world's greatest art are unravelled in
this weekly guest lecture series.
Bookings and Costs. Telephone 9225 1878
FREE FILMS 7.15pm
• Changing Seasons
Robert Herbert's film programme explores Japanese film directors'
skilful ability to draw in elements such as seasons and surroundings to
accentuate important dramatic details in characters and plot.
Highlights include the dark contemporary comedy A, Haru (Ah, Spring) on
Wednesday 20 August, and Tombstone For Fireflies, produced by Japan's
most renowned animation studio, Studio Ghibl on Wednesday 24 September
JAZZ IN THE GALLERY CAFE 7.30pm
Talented Jazz trios take the café into evening swing. A Japanese
inspired evening menu is available from 5pm.
FREE GUIDED TOUR OF THE GALLERY 7.30pm
GALLERY SHOP AND LIBRARY OPEN UNTIL 8.45.
A COURTESY BUS runs to surrounding car parks and Martin Place from 7 to
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