Explore Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

Burma, Gautama Buddha, calling the earth to witness, 1750-1800, lacquer, red paint, gold leaf, glass, 75.0 x 59.0 x 56.0 cm; Gift of Joan Beer, Anne Kidman, Douglas Le Messurier, Belinda Morgan, Richard Walsh and Janet Worth through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Collectors Club 2007, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

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Miyashita Zenji, Breeze of a shady nook (Ryokuin no kaze), 2000, Kyoto, coloured clay banded stoneware, overglaze, 53.0 x 54.0 x 21.5 cm, © Miyashita Zenji.

Pure Form: Japanese Sculptural Ceramics

Japanese ceramics created in the aftermath of the Second World War

Photo: Saul Steed.

Samurai

Japanese culture from the thirteenth century to the nineteenth centuries

China, Plate, with sailing ship, 1700-20, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, porcelain, underglaze blue decoration, 27.2 cm (diam.); Elizabeth and Tom Hunter Fund 1989, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

A Vast Emporium

Artistic exchange and innovation in a global age

Aki Inomata, Japan, born 1983, Think Evolution #1: Kiku-ishi (Ammonite), 2016-17, Tokyo, HD video, 2 min, sound; Mary Phyllis Henderson Bequest Fund through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2019, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, ©︎AKI INOMATA / Courtesy of MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY.

Aki Inomata

Inter-species collaboration – artistic collaborations with living creatures.