Five Elements – Water

Free entry

NGV International

Grollo Equiset Garden, Level G

15 May 09 – 4 Oct 09

Master Tetsunori Kawana is an internationally renowned practitioner of contemporary Japanese bamboo sculpture. For more than 30 years he has travelled worldwide by invitation to create breathtaking bamboo installations of a spectacular scale unseen in the related traditional practice of Ikebana. This winter, the Grollo-Equiset Garden at NGV International will be transformed by Master Kawana through his creation of Five Elements – Water, a unique bamboo sculpture of vast physical proportion and lyrical power. Made from hundreds of seven-metre lengths of Madake bamboo, many split into thinner reeds for flexible construction, Master Kawana’s creation will be unlike anything the Garden has ever displayed before.

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