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19th September - 26th October
'Wings of the Cicada. Textiles and Kimono by Takeshi Kitamura and the Usuhata Group'

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

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

Exhibition
9.30am-5pm
Admission is free
Tel: 020 7486 4348
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.dajf.org.uk


21st September
'Does Heritage Matter? Is the past serving the present in Japan and Europe'

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in association with The Japan Society

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

Seminar: 6-8pm
For free numbered tickets, contact the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Tel: 020 7486 4348
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.dajf.org.uk


13th October–1st May 2006
'Fashioning Kimono: dress in early 20th century Japan'

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL

The boldly patterned and brilliantly coloured kimono featured in this display reveal the dynamism of early 20th century Japanese textile design. The garments, for women, men and children, are borrowed from a major private collection and are being exhibited for the first time. The display will be rotated on 12 December and 20 February.

10am-5.45pm daily, 10am-10pm Wednesdays and the last Friday of the month
Admission is free
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2244
Web: http://www.vam.ac.uk


13th October–1st May 2006
'Cast and Chased: Japanese bronzes of the Meiji period'

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL

The Edwin and Susan Davies Collection of Japanese bronzes of the late 19th century includes superb examples of the work of the craftsman metalworker, and the objects illustrate a wide range of metalworking techniques. They are chiefly figurative and include subjects from Japanese mythology as well as decorative animal studies. The display will be complemented by a few select examples of artworks of the Meiji period (1868-1912) in other materials.

10am-5.45pm daily, 10am-10pm Wednesdays and the last Friday of the month
Admission is free
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2244
Web: http://www.vam.ac.uk


31st October-25th November
'Yugyo'

Embassy of Japan

101-104 Piccadilly
London W1J 7JT

Isao Miura (painter), Midori Nishizawa (sculptor) and Nana Shiomi (printmaker) are three Japanese artists based in London who all graduated from the Royal College of Art in the early nineties. Their wide-ranging and inspirational works are sharply contemporary yet often reference the past of their homeland.
This exhibition is a part of the 2005 EU-Japan Year of People-to-People Exchanges.

Location: Foyer Gallery, Embassy of Japan
Mon-Fri 9.30am–5.30pm
Admission is free
+44 (0)20 7465 6580
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp


3rd November-15th December
'Out of the Darkness:Mezzotints by Katsunori Hamanishi'

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

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

Collection of works by an internationally renowned Japanese mezzotint artist, Katsunori Hamanishi. This is his first major solo show in the UK and follows the artist’s development from his early, characteristically dark mezzotint prints of the 1970s to his more colourful and multifaceted recent works. The exhibition is organised in association with Hanga Ten gallery.

Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm
Admission is free
+44 (0)20 7486 4348
Web: http://www.dajf.org.uk


7th November–31st January 2006
'Face of Asia'

Asia House

63 New Cavendish Street
London W1G 7LP

The first exhibition in the new Asia House gallery shows the acclaimed work of the photojournalist Steve McCurry, with images of India, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Tibet. Included is the well-known image of the ‘Afghan girl’ as a young refugee, as well as McCurry’s photograph of her taken seventeen years later. The exhibition is organised by George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, which gratefully acknowledges the support of Eastman Kodak Company and Nikon, Inc.

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
+44 (0)20 7307 5454
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.asiahouse.org


10th-16th November
'Rajasthani Paintings by Namita Jain'

The Bhavan
Institute of Indian Art and Culture

4A Castletown Road
London W14 9HE

Namita, a resident of the UK, trained at Abhinav Kala Institute in Pune and studied for her Master in Arts at SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. She has a unique style of painting, capturing Rajasthani life using bold, saturated colours.

11am-7pm daily
Admission is free
+44 (0)20 7381 3086
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.bhavan.net


12th November
'Chandra’s London' by Sita Kumari

Museum of London

London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN

Dancing a story - Indian dance-based storytelling performances and workshops based on images from photo-documentary, Chandra’s London, by Heartstone.

Performances at 12.30pm, 1.50pm and 3.10pm
Admission is free

Booking Office, tel: +44 (0)20 7814 5777
Web: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk


Until December 2005
'Feasting on Lychee: A Focus on Food'

Riesco Collection

Croydon Clocktower
Katharine Street
Croydon CR9 1ET

Many ceramics in the Riesco Gallery relate to food. They were used by everyone from peasants to emperors, whether in celebration or ritual, every day life or more elegant eating. This exhibition will investigate how people ate from these pots, bowls and dishes.

Mon-Sat 11am-5pm
Admission is free
Exhibitions Officer, tel: +44 (0)20 8253 1025
Email: [email protected]


REGRETTABLY POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2006
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: [email protected]
Web: http://www.bhavan.net


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
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 Department for further details.
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/education/asia/diploma.html


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