Groundwork Gallery presents Japan/Water
Lisa Keiko-Kirton, Jonathan Meuli, Isao Miura, Nana Shiomi, Hakan Topal
Online preview with the artists on YouTube at 7:30 pm Thurs 1st April (remaining online thereafter for viewing at any time).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMZcZh4B82c
The gallery will be open 14th April to 31st July, Weds to Sat, 11-4

Assembly Online are kindly hosting our next preview event on 1st April

Join us at Assembly Online on Thursday April 1st at 7.30 pm GMT for our on-line preview of the next GroundWork Gallery exhibition: Japan Water. This will be a chance to meet some of the artists and get a glimpse of their work before the exhibition opens to the public.
  Here is a link to join the event at 7.30 PM GMT on Thursday 1st April:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMZcZh4B82c GroundWork Gallery’s Spring exhibition, Japan Water tackles each aspect of the subject of water, from purity to pollution, from calm to turbulence.  Five artists take us on a journey into the significance of water in Japanese art and culture, its importance for Japan’s economy and indeed its survival.

Tea, sake, rice, fish, handmade paper, hot baths: so many keystones of the Japanese way of life depend on a supply of pure, clean water.  And yet, water is everywhere under attack.

From the acid rain pollution of the 1970s, to the Fukushima disasters of 2011, the effects on Japan’s pure waters have been especially disruptive and deep-seated. This exhibition will show and discuss some of the ideals, the poetry, the power of water in Japan, and what we can learn from it.  Artists are: Lisa Keiko-Kirton, Jonathan Meuli, Isao Miura, Nana Shiomi, Hakan Topal, with designer, Shizuka Tatsuno Some more dates:

The exhibition will open from April 14 -July 31, Wed-Sat, 11-4

Isao Miura will be joining one of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) Third Thursday events on April 15th, details to be announced.

We will have 2 online conferences, on The Purity of Water on May 21st  and on the Power of Water on June 25th.  Keep an eye on the website for further details, which will also follow in next mailing.
  Images from top: Nana Shiomi: ‘Eternal Gaze, Waves’, woodcut; Nana Shiomi: ‘A Room on the Other Shore, Lightning’, woodcut; Lisa Keiko Kirton, ‘Painting F’, mixed media; Isao Miura, two paintings from ‘Rice Paddy’ series;  Jonathan Meuli, ‘The Great Wave’, variations; Hakan Topal, ‘Man, Woman’, photographs from Fukushima Copyright © 2021 Groundwork Gallery, All rights reserved.
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