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.
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)
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.
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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