Exhibition by Seiko Hoashi, Prologue: Exploration in Abstraction and Japanese Calligraphy

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Ross Creek Gallery presents calligraphy artist Seiko Hoashi and her exhibition ‘Prologue: Exploration in Abstraction and Japanese Calligraphy’.

The artist invites you to journey through the unfolding chapters of their artistic exploration. Their practice is rooted in the fusion of painterly abstraction and the disciplined strokes of Japanese calligraphy, reflecting the techniques they’ve honed over their career.

The artist describes their creations as ‘Visual Poetry,’ as they are an invitation for viewers to immerse themselves in the depths of their emotions. Through the intertwining of marking, writing, drawing, and painting, the artist seeks to evoke a visceral response, drawing upon the cultural tapestry of their Australian First Nation heritage and Japanese roots.

Embedded within their art is a nod to art history, drawing from improvisational and gestural brush techniques prevalent in 19th-century European art and the large-scale, dynamic lines characteristic of the American abstraction movement in the 1950s. It is intriguing to note that these movements drew direct inspiration from Japanese art and calligraphy, and now, they find themselves traversing a similar path in reverse, bridging cultural and artistic boundaries with their creations.

Ross Creek Gallery is open 11-4 Friday – Sunday during this exhibition and by private appointment. For private appointments please contact Ruby via email.

Content: Ruby Pilven

Dates & Times
  • Sat 6 Jul 1pm–4pm
  • Sun 7 Jul 11am–4pm
  • Fri 12 Jul 11am–4pm
  • Sat 13 Jul 11am–4pm
  • Sun 14 Jul 11am–4pm
  • Fri 19 Jul 11am–4pm
  • Sat 20 Jul 11am–4pm
  • Sun 21 Jul 11am–4pm

Accessibility Information

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • Sat 6 Jul 1pm–4pm
  • Sun 7 Jul 11am–4pm
  • Fri 12 Jul 11am–4pm

Ross Creek Gallery

183 Post Office Road, Smythes creek VIC 3351

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Accessibility Information

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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