Fascination:  Maiko, Geiko, Kyoto

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From September 17th to October 2nd 2016, Robyn Varpins and I open the doors to our art exhibition Fascination: Maiko, Geiko, Kyoto celebrating maiko and geiko (geisha) of Kyoto.

"Odori" by Robyn Varpins

“Odori” by Robyn Varpins

Maiko and geiko are practitioners of the traditional arts of Japan.  These are cultivated, refined and graceful women who not only perform art, but themselves become works of art.

“This has felt like creating icons, as maiko and geiko have an ‘other-worldliness’ that make them symbolic and able to be imbued with meaning” ( Robyn Varpins)

"Super Deluxe" Drawing by Julie Podstolski

“Super Deluxe”
Drawing by Julie Podstolski

In case you wonder, “But what do maiko and geiko actually DO?”, we are fortunate to have copies of “Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto” by Robert van Koesveld for sale.  This sumptuous photographic book, published this year, will answer many of your questions.

"Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto" by Robert van Koesveld.

It is our wish that you will find contemplation, inspiration and even a touch of enchantment when you visit our exhibition of drawing (by Julie Podstolski) and sculpture (by Robyn Varpins).  Our muses are mesmerizing.  Welcome to our fascination.

Artist talks at 1 pm Sunday 18th and Sunday 25th September.  We welcome questions and discussion on our exhibition subject, our art techniques, art materials and Japan.

I have a list of all my drawings in the exhibition on my blog page Fascination: Maiko, Geiko, Kyoto – an Art Exhibition

The exhibition will be open 7 days per week: 10 am – 4 pm.  Early Work.  Shop 9, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162

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11 thoughts on “Fascination: Maiko, Geiko, Kyoto

  1. Karen Kain

    How I wish I could be there. And that I could’ve edited yr arts chronicle article for you. .. hopefully the alternate did a stellar job! With love k

    Sent from Samsung Mobile

    1. juliepodstolski Post author

      Hi Karen, Oh – I didn’t know that you DIDN’T edit it. Aren’t you proof-reading any more or maybe just taking a break? I haven’t seen the article yet. love to you too!

  2. Suzanne

    Julie, all the best for your exhibition; your work is beautiful so I’m sure that it will go very well. Only wish I was not in UK so that I could visit the exhibition myself. However, I enjoy seeing your work on you blog, so thank you very much for sharing!

  3. Tina Walsh

    Hi JULIE… The article in the Post was very good. I can’t come to the opening but will definitely come to the gallery. All the best, I am sure it will be wonderful. X Tina.

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