Series: Japanese week

Postcards From Japan – A Message From Tohoku Artists & Lyrical Abstraction - The Eloquence of Material

19 Mar ‘13

1.30PM - 2.30PM
Speaker: Ms Kate Thomson and Mr Hironori Katagiri, artists

Venue: D1, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

Postcards from Japan - An exhibition of work by 22 artists from the areas affected by the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that struck the Tohoku region of Japan on 11 March 2011.  Kate Thomson will talk about how artists responded to this triple disaster.

Lyrical Abstraction - The Eloquence of Material - Hironori Katagiri will talk about his work and the sculptures he and Kate Thomson have set at the University of Stirling.

An exhibition of contemporary abstract stone sculpture by Japanese sculptor Hironori Katagiri and Scottish sculptor Kate Thomson. The work of this married couple shows a unique cultural synergy of complementary, yet very individual approaches.  While Kate Thomson explores sculpture as language and philosophy to create a tactile poetry of space, form and light in marble; Hironori Katagiri's black granite abstract forms have a spirituality shining out from the inner essence of the material like the glint of a Japanese sword.

Guided Tour of Lyrical Abstraction - The Eloquence of Material.  Following the lecture, guests are invited to join Hironori Katagiri and Kate Thomson on a tour of the exhibition of stone sculpture in the buildings and grounds of the University of Stirling.  Note that some of this tour will be outdoors, so participants should dress appropriately.  From 2.45 - 4pm.

The lectures are part of the University of Stirling's Japanese Week. Please see the website for details of this and other events.

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