There has been a distinct absence of posts lately as I have been caught up in all sorts of artistic goings on.
Just after my last post we headed off to Setouchi, or the Japanese Inland Sea, to experience some of the Setouchi Triennial. A truly amazing collection of art installations, performances and exhibitions held across the small islands and nearby port cities of central Japan.
Like the local fishermen we set out from the port of Takamatsu each day to catch the art.
The Triennial is an amazing experience, due in no small part to the army of staff who manage the sites across the islands. I would highly recommend this experience to any art lover. Apart from which we saw beautiful scenery every day.
We dragged ourselves away after four and a half days, but decided to stop in Kyoto on the way back, in order to visit the nearby Miho Museum. The Miho is a private museum that presents it’s own collection of ancient artefacts as well as special exhibitions.
At the Miho we saw an awesome display of the wealth of the Mughal emperors and various Indian royal families since that time. These now form part of The Al Thani collection.
Also on display were the Miho’s own collection of ceramics by Ogata Kenzan, beauties of an entirely different order.
After a very relaxing week away it was time to get back to the studio and turning some my ideas into reality.