Join us for our Japan Water Assembly Online preview on Thursday April 1st at 7.30 pm BRITISH SUMMER TIME. Japan Water is the next GroundWork Gallery exhibition. This will be a chance to meet some of the artists and get a glimpse of their work before the exhibition opens to the public. The exhibition opens to the public (COVID rules permitting) from 15 April – 31 July, 2021.
Here is a link to join the event at 7.30 PM BRITISH SUMMER TIME on Thursday 1st April: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMZcZh4B82c
ASSEMBLY ONLINE is run by the Assembly House Trust in Norwich. This is a very long established art and culture resource set in a lovely 18th-centutry building in the heart of the City. We are delighted to be invited to join their live stream programme, where they are offering free cultural resource to a global audience during the pandemic.
Japan Water preview
GroundWork Gallery’s Spring exhibition, Japan Water tackles each aspect of the subject of water, from purity to pollution, from calm to turbulence. Five artists take us on a journey into the significance of water in Japanese art and culture, its importance for Japan’s economy and indeed its survival.
Tea, sake, rice, fish, handmade paper, hot baths: so many keystones of the Japanese way of life depend on a supply of pure, clean water. And yet, water is everywhere under attack.
From the acid rain pollution of the 1970s, to the Fukushima disasters of 2011, the effects on Japan’s pure waters have been especially disruptive and deep-seated. This exhibition will show and discuss some of the ideals, the poetry, the power of water in Japan, and what we can learn from it.
Artists are: Lisa Keiko-Kirton, Jonathan Meuli, Isao Miura, Nana Shiomi, Hakan Topal.
The event will be hosted by Henry Jackson Newcomb for Assembly Online. The artists will be introduced by Veronica Sekules and Ida-Nora Hammar.