THE TOKYO CONNECTION: Shoji Hamada and Kanjiro Kawai

Kanjiro Kawai Flower vase 1939 stoneware with limestone glaze over cobalt, iron and copper brushwork Purchased with assistance of Cltoh & Co (Australia) Pty Ltd 1976 Newcastle Art Gallery collection
24 May - 10 August 2014
This exhibition will feature Japanese ceramics from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Specifically, a selection of the Gallery¡'s holdings by Shōji Hamada (1894 - 1978) and Kanjirō Kawai (1890 - 1966) created between the 1930s and 1970s. Both artists started their influential careers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and, in the process, changed the perception of the clay medium worldwide.


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill