A Fleeting Bloom
Japanese art from the Collection

08 Sep 2018 – 29 Sep 2019
QAG | Gallery 6 Henry & Amanda Bartlett Gallery | Free

'A fleeting bloom' celebrates the classic arts of Japan. Magnificent folded screens, ceramics, photography and paintings capture moments of distinct and transient beauty though seasonal aspects of nature, the passages of history and the philosophies of transcendence and impermanence that underpin forms of Buddhist art. Drawn from the Gallery’s rich Collection, the exhibition features key works that acknowledge the recent generous bequest by the late James Fairfax AC.


Tosa School, Japan / Pair of six-fold screens with pine trees c.1650

Tosa School, Japan / Pair of six-fold screens with pine trees c.1650 / Gold leaf with moriage detail and colour on paper on wooden framed screens / 165 x 374cm (each screen); 165 x 62cm (each panel) / Gift of James Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2018 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.

Unknown, Japan / Six-fold screen with nobleman's cart under a flowering cherry tree c.1650

Unknown, Japan / Six-fold screen with nobleman's cart under a flowering cherry tree c.1650 / Gold leaf, ink and colour on paper on wooden framed screen / 167.5 x 392cm (overall); 167.5 x 64.6 (each panel) / Gift of James Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2018 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.

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