IN JAPAN: Highlights of Academicians’ projects in contemporary Japan

Opening Times:
Admission Free Mon-Sat 10-5pm Sun 12-5pm

IN JAPAN: Highlights of Academicians’ projects in contemporary Japan

Opening Times:
Admission Free Mon-Sat 10-5pm Sun 12-5pm

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Artists have long been fascinated with Japanese art and culture. This exhibition examines projects by RSA Members whose work is directly influenced and inspired by Japan (and Japanese artists), investigating elements of collaboration and practice.

Elspeth Lamb RSA and Paul Furneaux RSA show new works alongside over 30 invited Mokuhanga (wood block printing) artists from Japan and Scotland, with supporting woodblocks, printing equipment and historic Japanese prints by artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige and Kono Bairei. Arthur Watson RSA and Ian Howard RSA show their new paperwork/book project made in Aichi with artists Hisashi Kurachi & Sotaro Ide, and Jacki Parry RSA, Ian McKenzie Smith PPRSA, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder RSA and George Donald RSA show works made in response to their travels in Japan. There are also works by Honorary Academician Helen Frankenthaler on loan from PACE Editions, New York, as well as works by notable Scottish artist and RSA Member Ian Flemming.

The exhibition will feature a number of RSA Members:
Elizabeth Blackadder
George Donald
Ian Howard
Ian Flemming
Helen Frankenthaler
Paul Furneaux
Elspeth Lamb
Ian McKenzie Smith
Jacki Parry
Arthur Watson

And over 30 internationally invited Mokuhanga artists:
Takuji Hamanaka Japan
Minako Murata Japan
Hiroki Satake Japan
Mariko Jesse Japan
Nana Shiomi Japan
Kyoko Sakamoto Japan
Akiko Wickham Japan
Raita Miyadera Japan
Yuichi Asano Japan
Akiko Fujikawa Japan

Eva Pietzker Germany
Karen Kunc USA
Dean Bowen Australia
Annie Bissett USA
Henrik Hey Denmark
Peter Lazarov Bulgaria
Daniel Heyman USA
Susan Rushforth Australia
Linda Beeman USA
Tom Thysse Netherlands
Dariusz Kaca Poland
Nel Pak Netherlands
Michael Reed NZ
Mike Lyon USA
April Vollmer USA
Campbell Sandilands UK
Debra Bowden Ireland
Ralph Kiggell UK
Maria Lucia Cattani Brazil
Gardiner Muirhead UK
Tuula Moilanen Finland
Katie Baldwin, USA (artist added)
Margot K.Rocklen, USA (artist added)

RSA Finlay & Projects Room
The Royal Scottish Academy
The Mound
Edinburgh
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