The Rising Clouds of Spring and the Whitened Mountains of Winter

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The Rising Clouds of Spring and the Whitened Mountains of Winter

Sesson, Zen and Painting the Natural World

The rising clouds of spring and the whitened mountains of winter: Sesson, Zen and painting the natural world

Russell Kelty, Associate Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia and a specialist in Japanese art.

In this talk Russell Kelty will focus on the brush and ink master Sesson Shukej (c.1492 – 1589). Sesson lived during the turbulent Muromachi period (1392- 1573) which was defined by the rise of the military classes and the profound impact of Zen Buddhism on the art and culture of Japan. The talk will include images of Sesson’s dynamic, witty paintings of Daoist immortals, Zen Buddhist patriarchs and his poetically elegant depictions of flora and fauna.

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

How to Pay:

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


9 April, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
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Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
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