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Katsushika Hokusai Japanese 1760–1849. The great wave off Kanagawa 1830–34. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest, 1909.


Hear Wayne Crothers, curator of Japanese art at the National Gallery of Victoria, speak on the acclaimed Hokusai exhibition he has curated. One of Japan’s most influential, prolific and everlastingly popular artists. Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) was a self-proclaimed ‘drawing maniac’ who produced a body of work comprising some of the most recognisable and reproduced images in the history of Asian art, most notably The great wave.

Wayne will present Hokusai’s diverse artistic career that spanned a remarkable 70 years. Lesser known aspects of his life and the secrets of his creative genius will be discussed in the context of works in the exhibition.

The exhibition of over 170 inspirational works continues at the National Gallery of Victoria until 15 October 2017.

How to Book: Please make all bookings and payments in advance. No refunds. book via email to Jillian Kennedy (bookings@taasa.org.au) or call Jillian on 02 9958 7378.

How to Pay:

1. By bank transfer (with “your name Hokusai” as reference):

The Asian Arts Society of Australia

BSB: 012003

Account: 218528414

2. By credit card or Paypal via this website – see booking button above right.


7 September, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
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