The Golden Journey

Japanese Art from Australian Collections

The Golden Journey is a stunning display of almost 300 diverse objects revealing the astonishingly rich heritage of Japanese art held in Australia’s major public and private collections. The first comprehensive survey of its kind in Australia, tells the story of Japanese art from prehistoric times until Japan opened its doors to the West at the commencement of the Meiji era (1868-1912).

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide precinct, South Australia, Australia.
From Friday 06 March 2009 to Sunday 31 May 2009

Scenes in and around Kyoto 1680-1700, Kyoto image

Published by Art Gallery of South Australia on Saturday 27 December 2008.
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Serene Buddhist sculptures, spectacular painted screens, miniature netsuke talismans, colourful Ukiyo-e images of the ‘floating world’, costumes, masks, armour and flamboyant export art created for Australia’s late nineteenth century international exhibitions, are all on display, in celebration of the profound lyricism and sophisticated eloquence of Japanese aesthetics.

Curator James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

Adults $12
Concession $10
Members & Students (16 & over) $8
Members season ticket $20
Child (under 16) FREE

Guided tours
Free with exhibition entry
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12 noon
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays at 12 noon and 2.30 pm

A variety of other exciting events and activities are being held as part of this exhibition including a symposium, free public lectures and floor talks.