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Shinki (Burning Vessel)

  • Craft Watson Place, off Flinders Lane Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Born in the Aizu Wakamatsu in the Fukushima prefecture of Japan, wood turner and photographer Makiko Ryujin grew up in Takasaki, Gumma, before moving first to Indonesia and then to Melbourne to complete her studies.

Her new solo exhibition at Craft, in Gallery Two features her meticulous work with wood turning, given over the heat of the flame. Shinki (Burning Vessel) draws from the ceremonies that formed part of her childhood in Fukushima, in particular the annual burning of Daruma dolls.

Earlier Event: August 21
Artist in Residence Talks
Later Event: August 23
Embroidery Workshop