Japanese Exhibition at House for an Art Lover (9th October)


On the 9th October, two new Japan related exhibitions were opened at the House for an Art Lover in Glasgow—designed by renowned Scottish artist and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, as part of the Japan – UK season of culture.

In his opening address, the Consul General Nozomu Takaoka thanked all those involved in realising these two exhibitions.

At the first exhibition, “Kimono: a portrait of a Japanese family”, a private collection of beautiful kimono, owned by Ms Yoshino Saito Brown and curated by Alison Harley of The Textile Collective, was displayed. There were also informative talks from Mr James Winnett, Dr Saeko Yazaki, Professor Clare Johnston and Dr Oliver Salazar-Ferrer, and focused on social history of one Japanese family.

The second Exhibition, ‘Part Seen, Part Imagined’ focused on works influenced by sophisticated Japanese design-principles created by Scottish artists:  Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Florence Dwyer, Terri Hawkins, Jenny Smith, and Simon Worthington, Daniel Main and Heather MacDonald from the Glasgow Tool Library.

For more information on seeing these exhibitions please click the link below.