Art & Design

HENRO 2016: AN EXHIBITION BY TAKUMASA ONO Inspired by National Trust Properties

9 April - 7 August 2016, Various

HallDisplay of the Japanese artist'swatercolours 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)

Profile of Takumasa OnoIn 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. Since then he has been undertaking artistic projects with many of the National Trust’s leading properties across the UK, organizing educational workshops for children and adults as well as exhibitions. 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. His Sumi-e paintings has been permanent exhibition in Millennium Centre, Cardiff from 2008. Also his watercolours are appointed as the calendar of the National Trust in 2015.


Admission: Normal admission prices of the house applies. Free to National Trust members.

9 April - 7 August 2016

9 - 28 April  Chirk Castle, Wrexham, North Wales
1 -22 May    Hanbury Hall & Gardens, Worcestershire, Midlands
11 - 26 June   Uppark House & Garden, Petersfield, West Sussex
16 July - 7 Aug   Kedleston Hall, Derby, Derbyshire


National Trust and HENRO Exhibition Committee