Japanese ceramics at Newcastle Art Gallery | 2 Mar-19 May
Celebrating the significant collection with the inclusion of ten contemporary ceramic artists from Australia and JapanSee our handpicked guides to Newcastle
Opening on Saturday 2 March this nationally significant exhibition draws from the Gallery's collection of Japanese Sodeisha ceramics and the result of
a collaboration of curators and artists across Australia and Japan.
SODEISHA: connected to Australia celebrates Newcastle Art Gallery’s significant holdings of Japanese ceramics with 10 displays of contemporary ceramic artists from Australia and Japan alongside the Gallery's Sodeisha collection.
The Australian artists involved include Alterfact Studio, Penny Byrne, Juz Kitson, Julie Bartholomew, and Kenji Uranishi, while artists Takashi Hinoda, Satoru Hoshino, Yusaku Ishida, Rokubei Kiyomizu, and Hideo Matsumoto will represent Japan in the exhibition.
Newcastle Art Gallery Director Lauretta Morton said,
“This is the first major exhibition in Australia to celebrate the legacy and influence of the pioneering Sodeisha group on contemporary ceramics, and is testament to the strength of Newcastle Art Gallery’s collection,”
“More than 37 years after the acquisition of this internationally significant collection, it continues to be a valuable cultural asset for the city of Newcastle as well as the nation”.