Jeff Barry with Bonsai

IN THE SHADOW OF SUMMER: AN EXPLORATION OF DESIGN THROUGH BONSAI

Friday 9 to Monday 12 March

Bonsai is not a form of garden decoration. It is a way of contemplating and paying reverence to the natural world, based on principles developed by Buddhist masters in China and Japan many centuries ago. This exhibition brings together twenty-five mature trees from the collection of Jeff Barry, one Australia’s leading exponents of Bonsai.

This is a rare opportunity to see the highest quality bonsai in a gallery setting, together with a selection of contemporary Australian ceramics similarly inspired by Japanese aesthetic traditions.

The exhibition will be complemented by talks from Bonsai experts Joe Morgan-Payler and Jeff Barry and a concert led by shakuhachi player Adam Simmons.

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Free entry
10am - 5pm
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