Jakuchū’s Pleasure Garden and Beyond

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Five hundred arhats, 1789, ink on paper, 50 x 72 cm; National Gallery of Victoria, Purchased with funds donated by Allan Myers AO and Maria Myers AO, 2010.

Jakuchū’s Pleasure Garden and Beyond

Jakuchū’s pleasure garden and beyond – Wayne Crothers, Curator of Japanese Art, National Gallery of Victoria

Over that past fifteen years the long neglected Japanese Edo period artist Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) has had an unprecedented popular resurgence to become a superstar of the Japanese art loving public.

Wayne Crothers will discuss the career, popular appeal, and innovative approaches of this acclaimed ‘eccentric’ painter. He will include the NGV’s unusual Jakuchū painting that depicts the artist’s idealistic sculpture garden project that can still be found at Sekihō-ji Temple in the hills south east of Kyoto.

Wayne spoke to TAASA Sydney last year on his acclaimed Hokusai exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. A curator at NGV since 2009, he completed a Masters of Fine Art degree at Tama Art University, Tokyo, exhibited his own prints in Tokyo and Australia; and has lectured at Sydney College of the Arts, the Australian National University, and for six years (from 2000) at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.

How to Book: Please make all bookings and payments in advance. No refunds. Book via email to Chris Manning (bookings@taasa.org.au) or call Chris on 0412 686 025.

How to Pay:

1. By bank transfer (with “your name Crothers” 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.


4 June, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Event Category:




Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
280 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW Australia
+ Google Map