SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review December 2015


This article was originally found in the December 2015 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 24, Issue 4, Page 30).

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The Power of Pattern – the Ayako Mitsui Collection Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 4 September 2015 – 13 March 2016 The unique Japanese art of dyeing textiles using intricate paper stencils, called katagami has been a major influence in the development of the great tradition of kimono art in Japan.

The Power of Pattern explores the immense variety of designs created by Japanese artists working in katagami and shibori dyeing and reveals the extent to which European and Australian artists adopted the designs in their own practices.

For more than 350 years the Mitsui family in Japan has been associated with the art of textiles and this display includes katagami designs from the Ayako Mitsui private collection. More Ink than Ocean: The art of writing in Islam Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 7 August 2015 – 27 March 2016 The display presents one thousand years of Islamic calligraphy from Iran, India and Indonesia...