14th July 2003

 

HULL TO GET A TASTE OF THE ORIENT

 

Visitors to the University of Lincoln’s EICH Gallery in Hull will be treated to a showcase of Japanese graphic talent this week.

 

Entitled ‘Discover Japan Through Contemporary Posters’, the exhibition is part of a touring exhibition by the Japan Foundation and will visit only two locations in the UK.

 

The exhibition comprises 75 commercial posters created during the late 1990s depicting a wide diversity of style and graphic technique which reveal Japanese contemporary culture as a unique mixture of western and Japanese aesthetic tradition.

 

Included in the exhibition is work by internationally acclaimed graphic designer Makoto Nakamura and award winners Katsunori Aoki and Ryohei Kojima.

 

Visiting the exhibition tomorrow (Tuesday) will be Junko Takekawa, Arts Programme Officer from the Japanese Embassy in London, who will be reporting back on the cultural and business aspects of Hull.

 

Kathie Jenkins, curator of the EICH gallery, is thrilled to host the exhibition and is looking forward to the visit from Ms Takekawa.

 

“It is a privilege to have a visit from the Japanese Embassy,” said Kathie. “Unfortunately, Ms Takekawa will only be in Hull for three hours so I will show her the most significant cultural and business aspects of the city.

 

“It is also a great honour to be chosen to host this prestigious exhibition,” continued Kathie. “Even more so knowing that we are one of only two locations in the UK chosen to display the posters.”

 

The exhibition will also be shown at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.

 

The exhibition takes place at the EICH Gallery on George Street between Wednesday 16th July and Friday 22nd August, Monday to Saturday, 10.00am until 4.00pm.

 

For further information please contact Kathie Jenkins on 01482 462060 or visit www.eichgallery.dabsol.co.uk.

 

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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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