Yayoi Kusama – Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

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Yayoi Kusama – Life is the Heart of a Rainbow


Special talk by Reuben Keehan, Curator, Contemporary Asian Art, QAGOMA

To coincide with the current exhibition at QAGOMA, YAYOI KUSAMA, Life is the Heart of a Rainbow (4 Nov 2017 – 11 Feb 2018), Reuben Keehan, Curator of the show, will speak on the extraordinary artist whose career extends over more than 60 years and who is esteemed as an ‘international phenomenon’.

The talk will relate to the exhibition which includes a multi-decade presentation of her celebrated ‘net’ paintings, soft-sculpture, assemblage, the iconic ‘infinity rooms’ and large-scale installations of her later career.

Reuben Keehan is an experienced curator of contemporary Asian Art, having prepared exhibitions for GOMA and for museums in Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Singapore. He was previously Curator at Artspace, Sydney, and has curated for the influential Asia-Pacific Triennial.

How to Book: Please make all bookings and payments in advance. No refunds. Email Jillian Kennedy at bookings@taasa.org.au, or phone Jillian on 02 9958 7378, or book via this website (see booking button above right).

How to Pay:

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

Getting There:

Driving directions

Drive north on Kent Street, turn right into Argyle Street, turn right again into Watson Road and follow it around past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

Free Parking is available on site.

Public Transport directions

Bus: Route 311 terminates at Argyle Street. Walk up Watson Road, Observatory Hill and follow the signs.

Train/Ferry: to Wynyard or Circular Quay and proceed as below.

Walking Directions

From Circular Quay
Walk to George Street in The Rocks. Turn left into Argyle Street and walk under the famous Argyle Cut to climb the stairs opposite the Garrison Church. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow Watson Road past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

From Wynyard and the city
At No. 1 York Street walk through the expressway underpass. Follow the tunnel, keeping to the right, until you come up on Kent Street. Walk along Kent Street to the Agar Steps, or follow the approach to the Bridge, which will take you past the National Trust Centre on your left.

From Kent Street
Follow the historic Agar Steps (opposite the Observatory Hotel) up to the National Trust Centre.



20 November, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
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