Today I went to the Art Gallery of NSW to see the latest exhibition, Kamisaka Sekka- Dawn of Modern Japanese Design. If you are interested in Japanese art, I would definitely recommend you go along. The exhibition has been broken into 2 sections, the first focuses on the work By Kamisaka Sekka, and some of the masters of the Rinpa decorative style. The second has a number of current artists and designers that have created their own art and kiminos based on Sekka’s work and Rinpa style. Akira Isogawa was one of the designers included in the exhibition, I have always loved Akira’s work, and the dresses he designed especially for this exhibition certainly lived up to my expectations! Gorgeous!
I am planning to head down there again, as part the way through they change over a number of the works due to the fragile nature of some of them, and I may even pop along to one of the workshops or lectures that they have running for the duration of the exhibition such as; Origami, Plum Blossom Painting, Celebrity Talks and even a few workshops for kids.
Flowers of the twelve months, 1920-25
Kamisaka Sekka/Kiyomizu Rokubei IV & Kiyomizu Rokubei V
Entrée dishes in the shape of a stream, 1920
Tulle strap shibori dress with iris motif, 2010
On a different note, I am very excited to announce that as a way to launch the latest design in my Charlee Le More range, Rachel over at Little Bits of Lovely is hosting a Giveaway! To find out how you can win 2 cushions of your choice from my Etsy store head on over to Little Bits of Lovely now! You can view the full range at my Etsy shop – Charlee Le More and Good Luck!