to 27th October
Ziguzagu loosely translates from Japanese to ‘zigzag’ – an appropriate term to describe the variety of works
created by over 35 artists incorporating vintage Japanese textiles into their practice; Zigging from quilts to dolls, bags, scarves and zagging to clothing, footwear and more. An open
exhibition of work created by customers of Ziguzagu, the show covers a surprising variety of styles and objects in the textile medium.
The exhibition will be held at Kazari Collector located next door to Ziguzagu. Works will be curated in the gallery space amongst Japanese art and antiques.
Come join us for a 'Champagne Opening' - 3pm Saturday October 13th
at Kazari Collector - 450 Malvern Rd, Prahran.
Please RSVP via the link for catering purposes RSVP
Show will run daily (except Sundays) 10.00 - 5.00, October 13th to 27th 2012.
ANNUAL IKEBANA EXHIBITION 2012
Wednesday 22nd - Saturday 25th August
Over 30 arrangements representing
the schools of Sogetsu, Ohara, Ikenobo, Ichyo and Shogetsudo-koryu
450 Malvern Rd Prahran. 03 9510 2528
Up coming Auction
It is now possible to see the wood for the trees at Kazari Warehouse at 7- 11, Hill St,
just off Church St., Richmond – an area now known as Cremorne. Stacked to the rafters for far too long, furniture piled too high for most to see or imagine in the home, there is now a spacious
new arrangement with pieces newly emerged from the dust to be admired anew, as if fresh out of the container, including C17th, C18th and C19th Chinese furniture and Chinese and Japanese architectural
pieces, previous stored by the Directors for a possible grand design home. Items in this Warehouse auction are equal to many pieces at Kazari Collector, the main store and gallery space 450,
Malvern Rd, with fine art, screens and collectables along with a quality selection of Japanese and Chinese furniture.
“Reorganising the shape of the business is essential in these times, just as when we first opened
our warehouse to the public in the mid 80’s recession. Champagne openings were considered poor taste, then,” says Jo Maindonald. “Kazari was one of the first warehouse outlets in the part
of Richmond, now called Cremorne.”
Clear space is available at the warehouse because earlier this year, Ziguzagu, the popular vintage Japanese kimono textile part of the business, moved to Kazari’s Annex
at 440, Malvern Rd, Prahran, next door to Kazari Collector.
Sunday 19 August 2012 12pm - 7 Hill St, Cremorne (Richmond), VIC
Preview: Daily 10am - 5pm (no viewing on the auction day) - 7 Hill St, Cremorne (Richmond), VIC
Introducing work by
Travelling man in the landscape
103 x 140cm (H x W)
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Introducing work by
Mixed media & incence burns on rice paper 2009
113 x 82cm (H x W)
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"WINDOWS BETWEEN CULTURES"
German born artist Peter Dittmar will be exhibiting paintings from his 'Colour Windows' series for the first time at Kazari Collector in October 2011, showing works created in his studios of Bali
and Sydney and following exhibitions in Berlin and Sydney this year. Dittmar has exhibited extensively across the world and is represented in numerous public collections in Germany as well as in
Indonesia, China, Singapore and Australia. Influenced by Eastern painterly traditions and combining calligraphic strokes, his works evoke a peaceful energy with a meditative arrangement of strong
colour, texture and spatial arrangement.
The Colour Windows, Peter says, are ‘objects for contemplation’ in the ‘Buddhist tradition of mandalas, but in a ‘contemporary way’ and are ‘supports for the viewer to concentrate and meditate
aiming at stillness and inner peace’. The ‘Colour Window’ works with cut out centres symbolise the void, the non-expressible.
NEW ARRIVALS: Kazuyuki Ohtsu & Ray Morimura prints
Coming soon works by internationally acclaimed printmakers Toko Shinoda and Daniel Kelly
New Japanese ceramics arrivals on webpage now
VISIT OUR JAPANESE CERAMICS PAGE HERE
NOW SHOWING: Summer 2010/2011 Japanese and Chinese print exhibition
A collection of C19th ukiyo-e, C20th shin hanga and sosaku hanga woodblock prints, contemporary printmakers and fine art prints from contemporary
Chinese artists. Click for more information
Over 120 prints, artists include: Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900), Hiroko OKAMOTO (b.1953), Kunio KANEKO (b.1949), Katsunori HAMANISHI
(b.1949), Teruhide Kato (b.1936), Koitsu Tsuchiya (1870-1949), Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912), Kim Sohee (b.1983), NAKAZAWA Shin'ichi (b.1956), SHIOMI Nana (b.1956), OHTSUBO Kazue (b.1934), TANAKA
Ryohei (b.1933), MORIMURA Ray (b.1948), GOJO Miki (b.1967), Nishijima Katsuyuki (b.1945), Yamataka Noboru (b.1926), Yoshikazu TANAKA (b.1933), Yin Jun (CH), Li Zhihong (CH), Ma Yue (CH), He Wenbin
(CH) and many others.
NOTES FROM THE HEART
An exhibition of new calligraphy and ink paintings by Junko Azukawa
11 September - 2nd October
Opening reception Saturday 11th September 3-5pm
Calligraphy demonstration from 2.30pm
click to view selected works
Giuseppe Tucci Symposium
Monash University Friday 1st October 10am - 5pm
Monash Asia Institute hold a one day symposium with international experts on the last great European explorer in Asia,
Giuseppe Tucci (1894 - 1984).
Visit Monash Asia Institute Website for more information.
Jill Symes - Earth and Fire
Retrospective exhibition at the Japanese Information and Cultural Centre
14th September - 28th October
Consulate General of Japan: Level 8, 570 Bourke St, Melbourne.9679 4560
An exhibition selected from the artist’s collection from 1979 to 2010 which demonstrates an aesthetic sensibility developed during her early studies of Japanese-style
stoneware ceramics, which was predominantly taught in Melbourne pottery schools in the 1970’s.
ANNUAL IKEBANA EXHIBITION
Wednesday 1st - Sunday 5th September
Over 40 arrangements representing the schools of Sogetsu, Ohara, Ikenobo, Ichyo and Shogetsuda-koryu
OVER 2 LOCATIONS
Kazari Collector and Kazari Decorator
290 & 450 Malvern Rd Prahran. 03 9510 2528
Opening Saturday 3rd July
To be opened by the Deputy Consul-General of
Kazari Collector 450 Malvern Rd,
firstname.lastname@example.org 03 95102528
Opening this Saturday 3rd July members of the Sogetsu School Branch of
Melbourne will be showing arrangements at Kazari Collector. One of the most avant garde schools of Japanese flower arranging, Sogetsu was founded in 1927 in Japan and has just celebrated 50 years of
practice in Australia with the visit of the current grand Master Iemoto Akane Teshigahara. The Melbourne branch has around 50 members, a number of whom assisted Sogetsu Master Tetsunori Kawana with
his bamboo sculpture created for the National Gallery of Victoria last year, along with a number of teachers and regular demonstrators in Melbourne and Kazari artist Evan Demas.
A Night in Afghanistan - Fundraiser, performance and presentation
Tuesday 7th September 6.30pm
Musical performance, documentary film excerpts, refreshments and presentation by Dr. Ahmad Sarmast
Kazari Collector 450 Malvern Rd, Prahran.
Tickets $20: 9510 2528 / email@example.com
After a fantastic response to this inspiring project at the launch celebration at Kazari almost one year ago in association with Monash Asia Institute, Dr Ahmad Sarmast (Founding Director ANIM)
has returned to Melbourne after the inaugaration of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul in June this year.
Dr Sarmast will be giving a presentation on the inaugaration and development of the Institute in this hostile region along with a musical performance by Sultan Mohammad Miazoi (rabab), Sam Evans
(tabla) and Siawash Sarmast (tabla), and eyewitness accounts and excerpts from a forthcoming film by award winning documentary filmmaker Polly Watkins.
Fragments of Landscape
Exhibition opening Saturday 8th May - 29th May
With over 25 years as a ceramic artist, this will be Jill Symes' 5th exhibition with Kazari.
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Renowned landscape designer and professor in environmental planning at Osaka University of Arts, Masao Fukuhara is visiting Melbourne to conduct masterclasses
through the ISS - International Specialised Skills Institute and other major sponsors, is to give a public talk at Kazari as part of his visit.
'Creating Balance in City Life'
Tuesday May 11th at 6.30 - 8.30pm
Drinks + snacks provided
$20 per person call 95102528 to
Kazari Collector 450 Malvern Rd, Prahran
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ASAHI SILVER + BLACK EXHIBITION AND RETAIL INITIATIVE
An Asahi initiated project featuring international artists and designers including selected pieces from Kazari and a special installation by Kazari represented artist Evan Demas.
Exhibition 8th - 18th April: 1000 pound bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street.
For more information and Sydney dates:www.asahibeer.com.au
'Art and Food'
Autumn banquets now at Cafe Kazari
$66 + BYO pre -payment with booking - corkage charges
See Cafe Kazari page for Autumn dates - Winter dates and prices up soon but please send email to request early booking - special
dietrary requests OK - please discuss when booking. Find us with google maps
Japanese Fine Art
Annual exhibition: opens 19th November 2009
C18th- C20th Japanese paintings recently released including
C18th Genji scenes and a range of other paintings
Visit our gallery site www.kazarigallery.com to view a range of paintings, prints, screens and scrolls
Recent Works in Australian Marble
Exhibition Opening Saturday 10th October 2009, 2.30 - 5pm
Marble (Gucup, NSW)
33cm x 34cm x 27cm
More Information www.kazarigallery.com
Contact the gallery to order a catalogue or to arrange a preview
Variations on a theme
Variations on a theme 4
Raw pigment and virgin beeswax on aluminium, 120 x 200cm
Exhibition at Kazari Collector
Opening Saturday 12th September
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Installation detail - Evan Demas 2009
At Kazari Collector Evan Demas will create a large scale, site specific installation exploring line,
mass and material influenced by avant garde Ikebana practice.
Evan Demas, sculptor, ceramicist and Ikebana scholarship winner, worked alongside visiting Japanese Master Tetsunori Kawana at the National Gallery of Victoria to create 5
Elements-Water, currently installed in the garden at NGV International, St KIlda Rd, Melbourne until July 26th.
Photo ©2009 Tony Delves
Master Kawana assisted by Evan Demas in the Great Hall, NGV International May 2009
Proudly sponsored by Kazari
Five Elements - Water
Master Tetsunori Kawana
Grollo Equiset Garden, NGV International
Sponsors speech click here
More than 600 people attended the Ikebana demonstration in the Great Hall at NGV International, St Kilda Rd., on Saturday 16th May 2009
Testament to the public appetite for this dynamic living art form, surprising and delighting supporters and sponsors alike - contact us for details for more upcoming events around Kazari's sponsorship
5 Elements Water -detail Master Kawana copyright
Master Tetsunori Kawana is an internationally renowned practitioner of contemporary Japanese bamboo sculpture. For more than 30 years he has travelled worldwide by invitation to
create breathtaking bamboo installations of a spectacular scale unseen in the related traditional practice of Ikebana. This winter, the Grollo-Equiset Garden at NGV International will be transformed
by Master Kawana through his creation of Five Elements – Water, a unique bamboo sculpture of vast physical proportion and lyrical power.
5 Elements- Water -detail Master Kawana copyright
Installation in progress May 2009 Images copyright Tony Delves
Principal Sponsor Kazari
Support sponsor: The Japan Foundation
Volunteer support: Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter 29
Kazari's Japanese Furniture featured on ABC TV Collectors, Friday 7th November
Text from Collectors Website:
Gordon Brown introduces us to the Tansu, the traditional Japanese piece of furniture for storing things.
When the Shoguns and the samurai class were at the height of their power during the Edo period (1600-1868), the merchant class flourished and their new wealth led to a boom in the production of
tansu or chests for storing a variety of items.
They come in all shapes and sizes, in many timbers, and ingenious and beautiful designs. Today they are highly collectable, being very decorative and extremely useful, a good combination.
Kabuki Theatre Posters
by Torii Kiyotada VIII (1900-1976)
From the famous Torii family, the primary lineage of artists and promoters associated with the Kabuki Theatre houses since the early C17th. The family is partly responsible for bringing
the rich Kabuki culture from Osaka to Edo (Tokyo) in the late C17th. The family's work had great influence on the ukiyo-e woodblock print movement, and some kabuki posters are still produced by
members of the family today.
Four paintings dating to the 1960s, 146cm x 92cm. Currently offered unframed.
(two earlier posters from the family are also available).
Visit our Japanese paintings page for detail shots and more paintings
Collectable Chinese Furniture
2nd April - 30th April
Chinese antique furniture ranging from the late Ming Dynasty to the Middle Qing Dynasty: C16th - C19th. Over 70 works including rare and exotic hardwood tables as well as softwood
provincial example, all hand selected by Kazari directors over more than a decade.
Made In China: 3 Photographic Portfolios
2nd April - 30th April
Melbourne-based photographers; Georgia Metaxas, Louis Porter and Josh Robenstone display their individual projects created in Beijing during the Olympic games of 2008.
exhibition and sale of prints from the
John Lord & Mary Stewart Collection
26th February - 22nd March
Opening Thursday 26th February 6:30 - 8.30pm
Collectors talk with Mary Stewart from 6:00-6:30
At Kazari Collector visit www.kazarigallery.com for more details
Fresh Edges: Timeless Pieces Summer 08/09
4th Dec 08 until Feb 1st 09
Kazari Collector 450, Malvern Rd., Prahran, 3181
Young artists work with esoteric and timeless fine arts & antiques
Featuring origami and paper works, steel sculpture, digital prints and mixed media by:
Evan Demas, Andrea Innocent, Julie Goodwin, Julia St Mire, Kaori Katou, Krista Stewart and other Kazari artists
For ART go to our website:
Contemporary Art Sculpture Japanese Fine Art
Collectors on ABC TV featured a segment on KAZARI's Japanese Tansu* aired on 7th November 2008
click here to view the full video
* as we are a commercial enterprise our business name is not mentioned
A Floating Life: Japanese prints - the collection of Dr Gary Hickey
Yoshitoshi Tsukioka(1839–92) Cooling off at Shijō(Shijō nōryō)
from the series One hundred phases of the moon(Tsuki hyakushi) 1885
Exhibition and Sale - ends November 15th
A Floating Life: the collection of Dr Gary Hickey
Dr Gary Hickey is currently Overseas Director of the International Ukiyo-e Society, Tokyo he was a Senior Curator of Asian Art at the NGA and more recently Lecturer in Asian Art
Studies at the University of Melbourne.
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