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Shino chawan with a signed tomobako (box) by Rosanjin


Japan: Art & Life

TAASA Queensland is delighted to invite you to an informal Sunday afternoon conversation online focusing on Japan. Get comfortable with a beverage of choice and settle in to hear from our esteemed presenters.

PART ONE: Kitaoji Rosanjin
James MacKean is the TAASA Queensland Convener and a collector of oriental ceramics. James will present the extraordinary life of Showa era restaurateur and ceramicist Kitaoji Rosanjin through his writings about food and culture, and exploring his prodigious and varied pottery wares, which included Shino, Iga, Oribe, Karatsu and other styles.

PART TWO: 2019 Aichi Triennale
Emily Wakeling is an Australian researcher who curates and writes about contemporary Japanese art. Alongside independent curatorial projects and writing for international art journals, she is assistant curator at Artspace Mackay and was part of the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art curatorial team. Emily will speak about artists’ resistance in the face of censorship at the 2019 Aichi Triennale.


How to Register: Registration (only available to current TAASA members) closes July 17th. Please email Chris Manning ( to receive your link to Zoom. Registered participants will be sent the link a day or two before the lecture. If you have not used Zoom before, there is no need to download it in advance. Just follow the prompts after you click on the link that will be sent to you upon registration and your device will download and connect you to Zoom.


19 July, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
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