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Woodblock Prints by

Norio Takamiya

Norio Takamiya was born in Japan and trained Woodblock Printer who migrated to Australia in 1995. Norio's work is a comment on cultures, on the interaction between east and west, and of the long tradition of "borrowing" ideas from other cultures.

Woodblock printing was originally introduced to Japan from China, probably about the seventh century. It was mainly controlled by the Buddhists and available only to priests and the aristocracy until the Edo period (1603-1867) during which it became popular with the general public as well. These multi-coloured woodblock prints were called Ukiyoe (ukiyo means “floating world” and e means painting). Since Japan opened its doors to the outside world in 1868, the West, especially Western artists have been fascinated with its colour and composition.

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A selection of images of Norio's work is show below and on Page 2 and Page 3

Each colour on a woodblock print represents a separate wooden block that has been hand carved and is individually inked and printed onto the paper. Due to the hands on nature of this style of printing, the works will always have some variability in the colours and consistency of ink on the paper - this is part of the beauty of the woodblock style of print making.

Prices generally are $590 for framed rectangular prints (horizontal or vertical formats) and $675 for framed square prints.

Framed sizes are generally 44.5cm by 55cm for rectangular prints and 55.5cm by 55.5cm for square prints.

Most prints are also available unframed - which is easier for shipping(!) - at $75 less.

Please contact the gallery for more details or to purchase any of Norio's prints.


"Tin Tin meets Ned Kelly" - Sold Out
"Tin Tin goes to Japan"
"Here Comes Angel"

"Tin Tin meets Ned Kelly"
Edition of 30 Sold Out
Framed 44.5 W x 55cm H

"Tin Tin goes to Japan"
Edition of 50 Sold Out
Framed 44.5 W x 55cm H

"Here Comes Angel"
Framed 44.5 W x 55cm H
Edition of 30
$500 Framed (v2)

     
"Astroboy in Sydney"
"Flower Girls"
"Geisha Beach Pattern"

"Astroboy in Sydney"
Green or Pink Versions
Framed 55.5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 30
$590 Framed

"Flower Girls"
Framed 55.5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 50
$590 Framed

"Geisha Beach Pattern"
Framed 55.5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 50
$675 Framed

     
"Guardian Angel"
"Hikeshi in Sydney"
"Bauhaus Love"

"Guardian Angel"
Framed 44.5 W x 55cm H
Edition of 50

"Hikeshi in Sydney"
"Hikeshi" is Traditional
Japanese Fireman
Framed 44.5 W x 55cm H
Edition of 30

"Bauhaus Love"
Reference from Shunga
Framed 44.5 W x 55cm H
Edition of 50
$500 Framed

     
"Magpie Dreaming"
"Astroboy in the Matisse"
"Hiroshima in Sydney"

"Magpie Dreaming"
Framed 55 W x 44.5cm H
Edition of 50
$500 Framed

"Astroboy in the Matisse"
Framed 55 W x 44.5cm H
Edition of 30

"Hiroshima in Sydney"
Framed 55.5 W x 5.5cm H
Edition of 30

     

"Help me Charlie"

"Summer Flower"
"Geisha and the

"Help me Charlie"
Framed 44.5 W x 54.5cm H
Edition of 30

"Summer Flower"
Framed 44.5 W x 54.5cm H
Edition of 30
$500 Framed

"Geisha and the
Drover's Wife"

Framed 44.5 W x 54.5cm H
Edition of 30
$500 Framed

     
"Japanese Cooper in Australia"
"Astroboy in Red Horse"
"Purple Shadow"

"Japanese Cooper in Australia"
Framed 55.5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 30
$590 Framed

"Astroboy in Red Horse"
Framed 55..5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 30

"Purple Shadow"
Framed 55..5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 50

     
"Ned Kelly in Japan"
"Love to Ninjas"
"Alienation Effect"

"Ned Kelly in Japan"
Framed 55.5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 30
$590 Framed
Edition Sold Out

"Love to Ninjas"
Framed 55.5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 30

"Alienation Effect"
Framed 55.5 W x 55.5cm H
Edition of 50
$590 Framed

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