A JAPANESE AESTHETIC: Keith Clouton & Jim Deas ceramic collection

Unknown 'Yellow and gold flecked bowl' not dated porcelain with gold leaf decoration Gift of Keith Clouton and Jim Deas through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2012 Newcastle Art Gallery collection
November 24 2012- February 17 2013
A JAPANESE AESTHETIC: Keith Clouton & Jim Deas ceramic collection, A Gift to Newcastle

This focus exhibition presents recent and proposed gifts from collectors Keith Clouton and Jim Deas whose philanthropic connections to Newcastle Art Gallery have been longstanding. Their enthusiasm and advocacy for Japanese ceramics, as well as the quality of the Clouton and Deas collection, inspired previous Gallery Director, David Thomas to create Newcastle’s Nagano collection in 1972, initiating the Gallery’s ongoing collecting of Japanese ceramics.

This exhibition is timely as a continuum of both the generosity of benefactors to the collection and the exhibiting of Japanese ceramics at this Gallery

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