Now there will be more than 70 modern and pop artworks which will be exhibited in the Brunswick Street Gallery. These artworks will be a colourful and vibrant group show introducing the talent of 35 Japanese artists.
This exhibition will explore the art scene in Japan as a cultural great power crossing several numbers of mediums and subject matters from fine art to illustration and Pop Art to Modernism and beyond.
The gallery is at Level 1 and 2, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy and it is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. This show will be on from 18th to 29th September. The opening event will be Friday 20th September from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
There will be a special event: Sumie Demonstration by Kinran Kamatak on Saturday 21st September from 2.00 pm
The artists are as follows: Takaaki Mano, Midori McCabe, Seri Hano, Daigo Matsuki, Keiko Takemasa, Shiroki, Rune, Tsuyoshi Seko, Kenji, Naomi Kametani, miko, Kyoko Harano, Tadao Shoji, Natsuko Poe,
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and became popular in the 1960s in America and Britain. It drew inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture.
Back in the mid-1950s in Britain and late 1950s in America, pop art spread its peak in the 1960s. It actually began as a revolt against the greatest approaches to art and culture and traditional views on what art should be.
Young artists of this time felt that what they were taught at art school and what they saw in museums did not have anything to do with their lives or the things they saw around them every day. Instead, they turned to look at such as "Hollywood movies, advertising, product packaging, pop music and comic books for their imagery."
A few of the famous painters of this art were Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.