Arts & Entertainment

Japan Supernatural

Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW

Japanese art has a special ability to capture the shadow realm and bring the spirit world to life. As part of the special exhibition ghosts, goblins and mischievous shapeshifters are inhabiting the Art Gallery Of NSW thanks to the Japan Supernatural exhibition.

Centred on a monumental installation of painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition features over 180 wildly imaginative works by some of the greatest Japanese artists of the past and present.

Japan Supernatural sees the countries folklore brought to life in magnificent paintings, large-scale installations, miniature carvings and humorous illustrations, and explore the vibrant ukiyo-e woodblock prints that define the tradition of the supernatural in Japanese art.

The exhibition program doesn’t simply focus on traditional artistic pursuits though. Visitors will also be able to experience an otherworldly offering of artist talks, live music, physical theatre, workshops and more.

Until Mar 8. Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney. $12-$25+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

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