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Media Release

For Immediate Release | April 7, 2017

This April, The Japan Foundation, Sydney brings a mix of events for all ages. Enjoy leisurely and elegant Japanese ink wash paintings with an Australian flavour at Kachōfūgetsu: Sumi-e works, a group exhibition by Sydney-based artists. There will also be a special film program for the young ones, showcasing some nostalgic anime movies. All events will take place at The Japan Foundation, Sydney, located in Central Park.


KACHŌFŪGETSU: Sumi-e works
13 April—5 May 2017

Celebrating the sumi-e (ink wash painting) tradition, the work of these Japanese artists is anchored in centuries-old ink painting technique and peppered with gestures to the present and their local Sydney context.

The diversity in their approach to both subject matter and technique mirrors the artists’ different training backgrounds, and the nature of sumi-e tradition to reflect the interior perception of nature.

Opening reception
Thursday, 13 April 2017
6:30pm-8pm (Doors open 6pm)
Free; walk-ins welcome.

Exhibit Page

Free Films

April School Holidays Film Program
18—20 April 2017

The Japan Foundation, Sydney will host free film screenings for parents and their children this April school holidays. The program will feature classic anime favourites including Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo as well as Crayon Shin Chan: Bravo! Samurai Battle, A Letter to Momo and Wolf Children. Both English dub films and English-subtitled films with original Japanese audio will be available. All films in the program are classified G or PG.

Bookings recommended; RSVP online.

Film Program & Schedule

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The Japan Foundation Gallery
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2010
(Access via lifts)

Gallery Hours

Mon—Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-1pm
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays (14, 15, 17, 25 April; 3 May)

Media Enquiries

Contact Margarett Cortez
Phone: (02) 8239 0055

General Enquiries

(02) 8239 0055

Film screening schedule

April 18—19: AM session starts 11am; PM session starts 2pm
April 20: Evening session only, starts 6pm
Free, bookings recommended.

For the full program and bookings, visit

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