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 through 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.


Kanō School, Japan, Pair of six fold screens with birds and rabbits 17th century

Kanō School, 17th century Japan / Pair of six fold screens with birds and rabbits / Gold leaf, ink and colour on paper on wooden framed screens / Gift of James Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2018 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

Unknown, Japan, Six fold screen with scenes from Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) 18th century

Unknown, 18th century Japan / Six fold screen with scenes from Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) / Gold leaf, ink, tempera on paper on wooden framed screen / Gift of James Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2018 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

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