Meiji Japan at NLA

Exhibition scenes from: melodrama in meiji japan

A beautiful exhibition of engaging prints. Here a some photographs of the exhibition at the National Library of Australia- this to give you an idea of the exhibition – it is a must see.

Here’s a promotional piece by Helen Musa- Click here

and another from Her Canberra – click here.

24 May 2017 to 27 August 2017, – 10.00am-5.00pm

click here for the NLA website

From the NLA :

Step into the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations.

Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally, ‘mouth/opening picture’), accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times.

Curated by Dr. Gary Hickey, the exhibition draws upon a substantial collection of kuchi-e amassed by University of NSW Emeritus Professor Richard Clough (1921-2014) and donated to the Library.

This collection, along with other works acquired, forms one of the most significant collections of this genre in the world and the largest focused collection of Japanese art in Australia.

The exhibition features over twenty artists and a range of subjects, illustrating a fascinating history of a genre profiled for the first time in a major exhibition.


2017 Mid Winter Visual Arts in Canberra – click here



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