Edo Style: Art of Japan (1615–1868)
Galleries 1 to 3
5 September – 1 December 2018
Edo was a place, a time period and a state of mind. The relative peace and prosperity of the Edo period (1615–1868) fostered a culture of creativity in urban centres defined by the diversions and pursuits of the style conscious merchant classes which contrasted with the conservative aesthetics of the ruling military elite. From elegant lacquerware and screens depicting seasonal landscapes to woodblock prints capturing the dynamic kabuki actors and courtesans, Edo Style includes over 150 works of art on loan from the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, private lenders, as well as The David Roche Collection.
Curated by guest curator: Russell Kelty, Asian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10AM to 4PM. Closed Sunday to Monday.
Admission Price: Adult $10. Concession $8. Children under 5 free. No booking required.
[Tickets for the house museum tour include admission to Edo Style]
Image caption: Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重 1797–1858, The Ide River in Yamashiro province (Yamashiro ide no Tamagawa), no. 3 from the series ‘The six jewel rivers in various provinces (shokoku mu tamagawa)’, 1857, Edo, colour woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper; Gift of Brian and Barbara Crisp in memory of their son Andrew 2003. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. 20033G32