Art & Design

National Trust HENRO 2013 Exhibition by Takumasa Ono

15 March - 22 August 2013, Various locations

A display of the Japanese artist Takumasa Ono's watercolours, screen prints and Japanese ink paintings capturing Trust properties. Prints will be on sale with a donation to the Trust.

The artist will be in   residence at this exhibition and you will be able to find out more about his artwork and his inspiration first hand. (HENRO is Japanese for pilgrimage)

Takumasa Ono:
In 1999, Takumasa Ono who was an official artist of the National Trust in Japan toured the UK first visiting and sketching 58 National Trust properties. Then he arrived again in the UK as a visiting artist as part of "Japan 2001", a UK wide initiative, supported by the Japanese Ministry of Culture promoting Japan in the UK. During that time, he developed his 'HENRO (pilgrimage)' exhibition, working as an artist in residence with the National Trust. He was particularly impressed with the way that the UK as a country, through organizations such as the National Trust, conserves its natural and built environment. A percentage of his sales are regularly donated to the National Trust's fundraising campaign. He has produced hundreds of pieces of artwork featuring more than 100 National Trust properties, through the medium of watercolour, screen-printing and Sumi-e, a traditional form of Japanese ink art. In 2005, his first book, The Simple Art of Sumi-e Mastering Japanese Ink Painting, was published in the UK and USA, France. In 2007, he exhibited his work and held Sumi-e workshops in Paris. Also, he had commissioned to produce major pieces of his Sumi-e work for the Japan Room at the Wales Millennium Centre, one of Europe's most exciting arts centre, in Cardiff Bay.

15 March - 22 August 2013

15 March - 9 April  Ickworth House, Sufforlk
19 April - 6 May Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire
15 May - 9 June Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire
15 June - 11 July Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire
20 July - 22 August  Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

HENRO Exhibition Committee