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Thursday, 4th November
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

“INSIDE OUT: Works by Morino”

Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP
Private View (& Exhibition)

Collection of works by innovative contemporary artist, Mayumi Morino. Coming direct from Japan, it is his first solo show in the UK. His technique is to take felt material and scorch it, giving a three-dimensional feel which accentuates the negative space created by the burnt surfaces. Mayumi Morino will give a talk on his work from 6.30pm

6pm-8pm (Exhibition: 1 November – 15 December Monday-Friday 9:30-5pm)
Free Admission (Entry for Private View is by ticket ONLY. To apply for a ticket, please contact the Foundation or visit www.dajf.org.uk)



1st November - 15th December
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

“INSIDE OUT: Works by Mayumi Morino”

Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP

Collection of works by innovative contemporary artist, Mayumi Morino. Coming direct from Japan, it is his first solo show in the UK. His technique is to take felt material and scorch it, giving a three-dimensional feel which accentuates the negative space created by the burnt surfaces.

Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm


Thursday, 11th November
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Book Launch “HEROES OF THE KABUKI STAGE: A socio-historical introduction to the Japanese Kabuki theatre and actor prints with retellings of thirty-seven popular kabuki plays, illustrated by woodblock prints”

Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP

A&H Herwig will give a presentation on the origins and culture of kabuki, chaired by Israel Goldman. A selection of actor prints illustrated in the book will be on display. The presentation will be followed by refreshments.

6pm-8pm

Free Admission (Entry is by ticket ONLY. To apply for a ticket, please contact the Foundation or visit www.dajf.org.uk)


22nd October – 14th November
Rama and Sita - Path of Flames

Unicorn Theatre
St.Mark’s Studios
Chillingworth Road
London N7 8QJ

Location:
The Pleasance Theatre
Carpenter's Mews
North Road
London N7 9EF

A dazzling new version of the spellbinding tale of Prince Rama and his beautiful wife Sita, told by storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton, filled with shimmering shadows, music and light.

Performances daily Tues-Sun. Contact the Pleasance for details or visit www.unicorntheatre.com

All seats £9.50; concessions available
For everyone aged 6+
Tel. +44 (0)20 7609 1800
[email protected]


23rd September – 5th December 2004
Encounters:The Meeting of Asia and Europe 1500-1800

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL

Beginning with the European discovery of the sea route to the Indies, this exhibition captures the spirit of an age of discovery, encounter and exchange.Through almost 200 exquisite objects, Encounters reveals the captivating stories and personalities of the period. It explores how East and West perceived and represented each other and how the appeal of the exotic shaped both cultures.

10am-5.45pm daily
10am-10pm Wednesdays and the last Friday of the month
£8 at V&A ticket desk; concessions available or via tel. +44 (0)870 906 3883. Booking fee applies

Information: +44 (0)20 7942 2000


10th November - 5th December
Nek Chand: Sculptures and Photographs from his Rock Garden, India

The Bhavan - Institute of Indian Art and Culture

4A Castletown Road
London W14 9HE
Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Admission is free

Contact: Abi Isherwood +44 (0)20 7381 3086
[email protected]


13th October - 13th December
Asia: Mind Body Spirit.
A Major Exhibition of Asian Treasures

Asia House in association with The Wellcome Trust

Brunei Gallery
SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

The exhibition explores Asia’s holistic approach to medicine which advocates a balanced relationship of body, mind and spirit. On show will be more than 200 objects including exquisite manuscripts, rare anatomical charts, important medical texts, unusual paintings and a range of related medical artefacts. These will be drawn primarily from the Wellcome Library’s extensive collection of Asian art, much of which has not previously been exhibited.

Mon-Sun 10.30am-5pm
Admission is free
Contact: Helen Whiteoak +44 (0)20 7499 1287
[email protected]


Monday, 15th November
Fumio Nanjo in conversation with Teresa Gleadowe on Contemporary Art and the Museum in Japan

The Japan Foundation

Russell Square House
10-12 Russell Square
London WC1B 5EH

After a brief video in which Dr Christoph Grunenberg, Director, Tate Liverpool, introduces the Japanese art scene, Fumio Nanjo, in conversation with Teresa Gleadowe, will give an overview of current contemporary art activities in Japan focusing principally on museums of contemporary art.

6.30pm
Admission is free but by reservation only. Please contact [email protected] or fax +44 (0)20 7323 4888 to reserve a place.

The Japan Foundation


16th June – 17th December
Blue and White for China: Porcelain Treasures in the Percival David Collection

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art

53 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

Mon-Fri only 10.30am–5pm
Admission is free
Tracey Barnes +44 (0)20 7387 3909


14th March – 20th December
Ceramics of the Yuan Dynasty

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art

53 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

Mon-Fri only 10.30am–5pm
Admission is free
Tracey Barnes +44 (0)20 7387 3909


5th October – 16th January 2005
Pankha: Traditional, crafted hand fans of the Indian Sub-Continent

from the collection of the distinguished artist Jatin Das

The Fan Museum

12 Crooms Hill
London SE10 8ER
Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12noon-5pm, Mon closed
£3.50; concessions £2.50

+44 (0)20 8305 1441
[email protected]


29th May – 20th February 2005
Woven Blossoms: Textiles from Savu, Indonesia

Horniman Museum & Gardens

Balcony Gallery
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ

An exhibition of textiles and weaving traditions which highlights the rich cultural heritage of the beautiful island of Savu in Eastern Indonesia. Alongside the textiles is a photographic display showing aspects of life on the island, and related material made from the lontar palm, the tree on which the islanders’ livelihoods depend.

10.30am-5.30pm daily
Admission is free

Tel: +44 (0)20 8699 1872
[email protected]


30th September – 27th February 2005
The Cutting Edge: Japanese Swords in the British Museum

The British Museum

Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

The British Museum has the finest collection of Japanese swords in Europe, including examples by many of the major schools, dating from the late Heian period (794-1185) - Meiji era (1868-1912).

The exhibition will feature 104 of the Museum’s finest swords which, in 1999,were sent to Japan for specialist polishing, under the auspices of the Japan Sword Museum and generously funded by the Peter Moores Foundation.

10am-5.30pm daily
Admission is free

+44 (0)20 7323 8000
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Diploma in Asian Art
The British Museum Education Department

The British Museum

38 Great Russell Streeet London WC1B 3DG

For further information contact Dr Heather Elgood
tel. +44 (0)20 7323 8144
fax. +44 (0)20 7323 8561

[email protected]
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/education/asia/diploma.html

The British Museum provides a unique opportunity to gain a postgraduate degree that focuses on the classical and decorative arts of Asia. The course is object based providing lectures and handling sessions led by leading international academics and museum curators.

Students can choose any number or combination of three-month modules. Students successfully completing three modules will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, validated by University of London, Royal Holloway College.

The Post Graduate Diploma is taught over three twelve-week terms. Please contact the Education Dept. for further details.


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