Language Challenge with Kyoko Imazu

Thu 22 Oct, 9.30am–11am

Past program


This program takes place virtually

Levels 9-10

Have you ever spoken to an artist in Japanese? What would you ask? Interview artist Kyoko Imazu to find out about her life and practice. Explore the NGV Collection and use Japanese to creatively interpret the works and present your own written response in this virtual program

Learning Objectives

  • Develop confidence conversing in Japanese
  • Prepare and ask questions about an artist’s life, artwork and studio practices in Japanese using tailored support material
  • Verbally describe and respond to artworks in Japanese
  • Discuss artworks and the cultural context in which they were made
  • Apply target language to produce written descriptions in response to artworks from NGV’s Collection

About the Artist

Kyoko Imazu is a Japanese artist based in Melbourne, whose practice encompasses a range of mediums such as printmaking, papercut, puppetry and installation, bookbinding and ceramics. Her work tells the stories of our often-overlooked neighbours like the weeds, bugs and pebbles that fill our everyday lives. She explores her own memories with the stories of these tiny neighbours to try to make sense of the world we live in and imagine the worlds we cannot see with our own eyes. She regularly exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Her works are held in collections at numerous public and private collections.

This program is part of Creative Catalyst, a program for high ability students attending Victorian Government schools.


The National Gallery of Victoria is a proud partner of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, an initiative of the Department of Education and Training (DET) that provides opportunities for high-ability students in Victorian government schools.

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