The Art of Japanese Framing. Art & Design Talk by Marta Wawrzyniak-Ijichi

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Acme Framing Showroom

525b Crown Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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The talk will provide an introduction to traditional Japanese techniques for mounting and framing works-on-paper, and include a live demonstration of traditional mulberry paper mounting by artist and Acme Framing staff member, Roy Lee, as well as a display of artworks on paper by Kyoto-based Japanese pop-art and mural artist Ki-Yan (Hideki Kimura) – with some of artists’ works framed exclusively by Acme Framing.

The talk will show examples of traditional Japanese techniques, tools and materials used for mounting artworks on hanging scrolls (kakejiku), folding screens (byobu) and sliding doors (fusuma and shoji). Marta will also discuss the aesthetic principles underlying the design of these traditional methods, and reflect on differences between Western and traditional East Asian picture hanging and interior decorating.

During the event, you will also have a chance to get a professional advice on how to frame and display your Japanese or East Asian artworks in contemporary Australian interiors, presented by Acme Framing Director, Geoff Bracken, and purchase of copy of Marta’s guidebook: “Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Food & Art“ introducing over fifty of Ki-Yan’s distinctive Asian pop-style restaurant murals in Kyoto.

Registered attendants who purchase the book during the event, will receive a discount voucher for framing at Acme (conditions apply) and a free poster-map of Ki-Yan’s Kyoto murals.

Light refreshments will be available to registered attendants: including a complimentary glass of Choya Umeshu (Japanese plum wine) courtesy of our event supporter Choya.

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MARTA WAWRZYNIAK-IJICHI is a Bulgarian born freelance designer and translator raised in Kraków, Poland. She has a degree in Japanese studies from Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and studied East Asian art history in Germany before moving to Japan. She is fluent in five languages: Polish, Japanese, English, German and Bulgarian. After completing studies in interior design in Tokyo, Marta published, as author, photographer and designer, her first book in Japanese—a guidebook to Polish products and interior design “Miwaku-no too porando interia & zakka meguri” (Tokyo, 2011). Her second book, published in Japan in 2015, which she art-directed, designed and translated into English, “Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Food & Art: Explore Kyoto through the Artworks of a Japanese Pop Artist” is a bilingual English–Japanese pictorial guidebook. In April 2018, a Chinese edition of this book was published in Taipei, Taiwan.

During her 16 years of living and working in Japan, Marta designed lighting and furniture and exhibited at the International Furniture Fair in Tokyo. She also worked as an interior stylist for magazines and TV in Japan.

After moving to Sydney, she discovered her new passion – picture framing, where she applies her experience and expertise in colour, material and style.

Marta began working with Acme Framing in 2018 as a picture frame designer and social media publicist... and is looking forward to new creative projects.

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Instagram: @happydarumacreative

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