Twelve woodblock prints and eleven woodblocks by Nana Shiomi

Nana Shiomi is a leading contemporary exponent of Japanese woodblock printing.


Woodblock prints on paper, plus original woodblocks
Art Fund grant:
£3,070 ( Total: £3,070)
Acquired in:
Nana Shiomi

Shiomi uses both traditional Japanese methods of printing (as used by traditional ukiyo-e printers) and modern techniques and materials. The prints acquired by the Oriental Museum have been selected to relate to a range of artefacts and other works of art currently held within the museum’s collection. Depicting amongst other things traditional Japanese screens, a tea whisk and a tea bowl, the prints are simply but powerfully pictorial. Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


The artist

Venue details

Oriental Museum Durham University, Elvet Hill, DURHAM County Durham DH1 3TH 0191 334 5694

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

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