"Icons of Japan", an exhibition of a unique multi-layered paper cutting art at Glen Eira City Council Gallery presents a journey through the traditions, culture and icons of Japan, seen through this unique Japanese cutting art using traditional Japanese papers and fabrics.
Through these artworks Japanese cultural identity is explored via the themes of Old and New: Traditions; Architecture and Gardens; Festivals; and Icons.
Popular icons of Japan will appear, but also the lesser-known, with stories to inform and capture the audience.
The artist Robyn Cottew lived in Japan for six and a half years both in a rural region and in Tokyo and travelled extensively throughout.
Robyn says, "If you love 'quirky', you'll love Japan, its full of wonderful surprises! Then there is the contrasting side, the rich traditions and elegance of old Japan."
This exhibition introduces a new and unique art to Australia and will appeal to anyone with an interest in art, Japan or the unexpected.
Robyn will give an artist's talk during the exhibition. She also runs workshops which you can obtain information about at the exhibition.
Artist's Floor Talk
Thursday 26th September at 12.30pm
Free admission, bookings not essential
Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Open Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm
Closed public holidays
Free admission visit www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/our-city/arts-and-culture/galleries-and-visual-art/exhibitions-and-programs or contact 9524 3333