Curator’s Perspective

Wed 12 Dec 18, 2pm–2.30pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Exhibition space
Level 1

During the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the island nation of Japan became internationally recognised for one treasured product beyond all others: Imari porcelain.

Imari ware, decorated with birds, flowers, auspicious symbols and mythological animals, appealed to the Japanese audience as well as the aristocratic classes of Europe and the rulers of Asian kingdoms.

Exhibition curator Wayne Crothers introduces audiences to leading examples of Imari kinrande ware, Kakiemon ware and Hirado ware on display and the importance of their distribution throughout Japan and globally.

Wayne Crothers, Senior Curator, Asian Art, NGV
Talks and discussions Asia Decorative Arts Design Imari Porcelain NGV International