04 June 13
Date: Until 9 June
Venue: No Vacancy Gallery, QV Bldg, 34-40 Jane Bell Ln, Melbourne
The exclusive exhibition will pop culture fans a unique and extensive insight into how the famed EVANGELION animated films were created – showcasing a collection of original concept and production art, character drawings and other key artefacts that provide a rare and fascinating glimpse at the behind the scenes artistry of Japanese anime film production.
Japanese Woodblock Printing Workshop
Date: 22 June, 10am-4pm
Venue: Kimono House, Rm 7, 2nd Floor, Nicholas Bldg, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9639 0565
Artist Ema Shin teaches traditional Japanese water base woodblock print techniques to make creative original art works. Learn how to carve your own woodblock in designs inspired by patterns and symbols found in Japanese kimono fabric. Class fee includes all materials, use of tools & a light lunch. Bookings required.
Free Japanese Film Screenings
Date: 25-26 June, Various times
Venue: JICC, Consulate-General of Japan, Level 8, 570 Bourke St, Melbourne
Admission: Free, spaces limited, RSVP to [email protected]
This month’s movie screenings include popular anime blockbusters: Naruto Shippuden the Movie and Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva and famous Japanese classics Seven Samurai and Sansho the Bailif.
Japaneasy Culture Village
Date: Various dates and times
Venue: Japaneasy, Lvl 4, 126-128 Russell St, Melbourne
Ever wanted to immerse yourself in Japanese culture? Now you can with culture classes at Japaneasy! This month’s featured classes include: Japanese calligraphy, Japanese style mah-jong class, a Manga sketchbook workshop and many more!!
Netsuke: The Art of Miniature Sculpture
Date: 11 June-11 July, Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun by appointment
Venue: Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Ground floor, 101 Collins St, Melbourne
Rudi Mineur’s netsuke are considered innovative and daring. As Japanese netsuke give physical form to the soul of Japanese culture, Rudi’s sculptures express the essence of Australia addressing the enigmas of the universal human condition and the natural world.