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Hiroshige’s woodblock masterpieces and the Japanese sensibility for snow

August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaker: Dr Kathleen Olive
Cost: Free

What makes a masterpiece a masterpiece? The answer is often quite complex, going beyond formal qualities and technical brilliance. This new series at Mosman Art Gallery, features one-hour talks by Academy Travel’s tour leaders, each focusing on a single masterpiece. Their lectures reveal to you why each work has been so highly prized, and gives you a greater insight into the life and times of each artist, as well as appreciation for their work.

Dr Kathleen Olive holds the first lecture in this series with a lecture on “Hiroshige’s woodblock masterpieces and the Japanese sensibility for snow”.

Dr Kathleen Olive is a literary and cultural historian with close to 15 years’ experience leading tours to Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, Japan and the United States. She has a strong personal interest in the visual arts, interior design, fashion history and contemporary fiction. She is one of Academy Travel’s most respected tour leaders, and is known to Academy Travellers as a skilled and sensitive presenter with a keen interest in Japanese sensibility and design.

This afternoon is free, though RSVP is required through our online booking system below.


August 15, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Mosman Art Gallery
Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road
Mosman, Mosman 2088 Australia
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(02) 9978 4178


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