Imge:Third Thursday Lecture: Introducing the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books at the University of Pennsylvania

Isao Miura, Warm Rain 2 & Nursery Shoots (stalks & oil on canvas, 40 x 80 cms)

Third Thursday Lecture: Introducing the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr Christine Guth, Author
Isao Miura, Artist
Veronica Sekules, GroundWork Gallery

We are pleased to announce that this month's Third Thursday Lecture will be presented online via Zoom. You can enjoy the lecture live from the comfort of your own home, complete with slides and an audience Q&A. We look forward to seeing you there virtually, and we particularly welcome new attendees.
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About the Talk

April marks the start of the rice growing season in Japan. This month’s Third Thursday online event celebrates rice in Japanese art to coincide with the opening of a special exhibition, Japan Water at the GroundWork Gallery in Kings Lynn, West Norfolk. Artist Isao Miura, originally from Akita prefecture in northern Japan, will discuss his rice inspired art, and distinguished historian of Japanese art and design, Christine Guth, reflects on her visit to Inakadate in Aomori to visit the extraordinary rice paddy art created by rice farmers in their fields.

About the Speakers

Dr Christine Guth led the Asian design specialism at the Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum’ postgraduate programme in the history of design. She gave the Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Arts for the Sainsbury Institute on Hokusai’s Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon, subsequently published by the University of Hawaii Press. Her other extensive publications include Longfellow’s Tattoos: Tourism, Collecting and Japan, and Art of Edo Japan: The Artist and the City 1615-1868.

Isao MIURA is a Zen Japanese painter and sculptor based in London. He trained first in Japan and then at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He is currently translating Matsuo BASHO’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North into visual images in order to reinvent it for a contemporary audience.

How to book
Booking is essential. Please our booking form or email us (please note there will be a delay in responding to email bookings and any queries due to our Easter break, but we will get back to you when we return on 12th April).

You will receive an email and reminder prior to the event containing a Zoom link and instructions for joining us. To view the lecture or participate in the Q&A, please click on the link provided and enter your details when prompted.

If after booking you can no longer attend join the event, please let us know via email at the address linked above and we will remove you from the booking list.

If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please contact us.



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