The Japanese artist, Junko O'Neill, presents a thought-provoking and comprehensive body of work with her first solo exhibition in London. Figurative and abstract paintings as well as 3D pieces are all inspired by the space/time concept of âMa', which is unique to Japanese culture. The concept considers space as fundamentally void: only space itself is deemed to be eternal and everything that fills the space is of a transient nature. O'Neill also sources ideas for her works from Japanese literature such as Haruki Murakami's novels. She finds these novels and her work share the same sense of time passing within the space. The exhibition is very timely, as this year marks the 400th Anniversary of British-Japanese relations 1613 - 2013, www.Japan400.com.
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20 March 2013 6.30 - 9.30 PM Private View
21 March 2013 7- 9.30 PM Panel discussion on the Japanese concept of âMa' in different art forms and everyday life.
And music interlude by Robin Thompson from the Okeanos Ensemble
22 March 2013 4.30 PM Artist talk by Junko O'Neill
23 March 2013
11.30 AM - 1 PM Walk-in origami folding for families
2.30 4 PM Introduction to Calligraphy, a workshop for adults, with Sachiko Mason, £5
24 March 2013 2 PM Artist talk by Junko O'Neill
download full press release and programme here: http://www.junkooneill.com/#!exhibition-junko-oneil/c1r5h
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