NATURE IN JAPAN TAASA Monday Night Sydney Lecture Series 2018 Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney All events 6-8pm Drinks and refreshments served. Cost: Members $20, Non-Members $30. Payment in advance essential. No refunds. Booking confirmation to Chris Manning. E: M: 0412 686 025 Payment by EFT: The Asian Arts Society of Australia BSB: 012-003, Account No.2185-28414. Please provide name. Pay by credit card via TAASA website Please visit TAASA’s website for further details. – TAASA Review June 2018


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Monday 4 June 2018 Jakuch’s pleasure garden and beyond Wayne Crothers, Curator of Japanese Art at the National Gallery of Victoria and curator of the recent successful Hokusai exhibition, will talk on the long neglected Japanese Edo period artist It Jakuch(1716-1800) who over that past 15 years has become a superstar of the Japanese art loving public, manga artists and designers.

Wayne will discuss the artist’s career, popular appeal, innovative approaches and the NGV’s unusual Jakuch painting that depicts the artist’s idealistic sculpture garden project, still found at Sekih-ji Temple in the hills southeast of Kyoto. Monday 2 July 2018 Japanese gardens as art John McBride will give us a deeper appreciation of the history of Japanese gardens and help us learn to view them as a work of art.

The most sophisticated gardens are three dimensional versions of Song dynasty Chinese paintings...