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An exhibition of Japanese Paper Cutting Art by Robyn Cottew
Samurai armour 2019 - Metallic, Washi and cartridge paper

"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.

Asahi Building Tokyo – 2019 – Metallic and Cartridge Paper

Japan, peeling back the layers

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.

Ogi – Fans – 2019 – Chiyogami, Cartridge Paper and Washi Paper and Kimono Fabric

Robyn will give an artist's talk during the exhibition. She also runs workshops which you can obtain information about at the exhibition.

Exhibition dates: 12th – 29th September 2019

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

Saturday–Sunday, 1pm–5pm

Closed public holidays


Free admission visit or contact 9524 3333

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When: 12th to 29th September
Where: Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Caulfield City Hall, Glen Eira & Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield VIC 3162
Cost: Free
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Paper cutting art is very effective; it's a bit of a lost art these days.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8038) 386 days ago
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