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A Sense of Movement Finissage

Important Notice

Due to concerns over the rapid spread of COVID-19, the in-person component of this event has been cancelled. In its place, the lectures and conversation video between Eishi Kitazawa and Anne-Marie Van de Ven will be streamed online via the JPF Sydney Facebook page on January 22 (Saturday) from 3pm AEDT. The stream will be accessible via the Facebook event page here.

Finissage – In-Person Event Cancelled

January 22, 2022

Join us in celebrating A Sense of Movement: Japanese Sports Posters exhibition with a special finissage event held on its final day, January 22 (Saturday). The event will include streamed lectures and a conversation video featuring Eishi Kitazawa, curator of ginza graphic gallery and Anne-Marie van de Ven, former curator of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum). The two curators will discuss how Japanese graphic designers depict movement in sports poster design and representations of sport in art and graphic design. 

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney & DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion


Eishi Kitazawa

Born in 1958 in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture, Eishi Kitazawa graduated from the Faculty of Literature at Keio University in 1980 and joined Dai Nippon Printing Co. (DNP). Since 1991 he has been the main curator for the ginza graphic gallery in Tokyo. In 2008, Kitazawa became a member of the DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion and the curator of Kyoto ddd gallery where he has been actively promoting art and culture, in particular graphic design through DNP activities. To this date, he has organised over 300 exhibitions of Japanese and international graphic designers, artists and organisations.

Anne-Marie Van de Ven

Anne-Marie Van de Ven is the former Curator of Visual Communication (graphic design, commercial art / photography) at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum), Sydney. Anne-Marie lives in Sydney and currently works as a freelance writer, casual teacher, curator and collection valuer. She is also a volunteer in the Archives/Library of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.     


January 22, 2022 (Saturday)


Lecture and conversation video streaming via the JPF Sydney Facebook page from 3pm

3pm-5pm AEDT
50 minute streamed lecture and conversation to commence at 3:00pm.

Free, bookings not required.

Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays, public holidays and January 10, 2022.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008



(02) 8239 0055

Header image: ©The Japan Foundation, Sydney. Photo by Docqment

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