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Check out the range of exciting events and workshops related to the The Superlative Artistry of Japan exhibition. All talks/events co-organised with the Japan Foundation.

Artist Talk: Takahiro Iwasaki

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
FREE, booking required

We’re delighted to welcome Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki to Salford Museum & Art Gallery as part of our series of talks inspired by The Superlative Artistry of Japan exhibition.

Iwasaki has exhibited internationally, from the UK to Australia and Europe. He also represented Japan at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Work from his most well-known series Out of Disorder is on display in the exhibition.

This talk provides a rare and exciting opportunity to find out more about Iwasaki’s practice and the exhibition.


Manga Workshop Masterclass with Shango

Saturday 21 March 2020, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
£10 per person, booking required

We’re excited to welcome Shangomola Edunjobi, an award winning British Manga artist, for a Manga masterclass.

This workshop will look at the internationally renowned world of Manga, originally a form of Japanese comics, and how to take your ideas for characters and stories and turn them into your very own illustrations.


Guided Tour and Talk

Sunday 29 March 2020, 2:30pm – 3:45pm
FREE, booking required

Guided tour and talk of The Superlative Artistry of Japan by Professor Nicole Rousmaniere.

As part of our series of talks and events inspired by The Superlative Artistry of Japan exhibition, Professor Nicole Rousmaniere is joining us for a look into the development of Japanese ceramics from Meiji Period to Modern times, their unique technique and skills as well as its influence on contemporary creativity.

Professor Rousmaniere is the founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at the University of East Anglia. She was also lead curator of the Manga exhibition at the British Museum, London in 2019.

Join us for a fascinating and insightful exploration of this internationally touring exhibition.


Studio Ghibli Film Screening

Saturday 18 April 2020, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
£10 Adults | £8 Child | £30 Family, booking required

We’re putting our cinema screen back in the museum for a celebration of Japan’s beloved animation company Studio Ghibli!