Asian Lacquer Craft
Exchange Research Project
Since 2005 we have conducted exchange programs in SE Asia

Lacquer arts is an important Asian cultural heritage. The purpose of the Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Project is to promote natural lacquer arts, crafts, industry, and education throughout Asia. We do this by bringing artists, artisans, educators, and scientists together for seminars, workshops, and art exhibitions. The Project began when members first visited the Bagan Lacquerware Technology College in 2003. Beginning in 2005, yearly workshops and lectures were held by Japanese lacquer experts and artists in order to introduce lacquer art and techniques to the faculty and students of the College and to the Bagan lacquer community as a whole. In 2014 an International Art Exhibition was added to the Program. Since 2016, Programs have been held in Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Bagan, Yangon, and Siem Reap.
 
アジア漆工芸学術支援事業は、ミャンマーバガンの漆芸技術大学にて2003年にスタートいたしました。ミャンマーを中心に漆工芸の現状調査をはじめとする調査研究活動と、日本とアジアの相互理解を深め、漆工芸の発展を目指す目的で漆器産地における漆工芸教育交流活動を行なっています。2005年より日本の漆工芸教育に携わる漆工芸作家・研究者とともにミャンマーバガンの漆芸技術大学にてワークショップ・レクチャーを開始し、2014年からは交流展の開催など、ミャンマーのみならずタイ・ベトナム・カンボジア・ラオスなど東南アジアの国々へ対象地域を広げ活動を行なっています。

 

Urushi Forms and Hope – Lacquer Art in Southeast Asia –

An art exhibition and online symposium on Southeast Asian urushi lacquer art will be held at the museum gallery of Tokyo University of the Arts.
Dates: 24 September (Sat) – 4 October (Tue)
More detailed information on the 2022 program will be posted regularly.

アジア漆の造形と祈り−東南アジアの漆−

2022年9月東京藝術大学美術館陳列館にて開催予定
2022年9月24日(土)-10月4日(火)
詳細は追って当サイトに掲載いたします。
 

Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program in Cambodia
September, 2018

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Stocker Studio, Siem Reap
 
The Cambodian program is the Project’s largest with over 100 participants from 14 Asian and European nations. There are 76 artworks were exhibited at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Hotel and at the Angkor Artworks studio. Displayed is a diverse selection of contemporary art from around Asia and the World linked by the use and love of this marvelous material – lacquer.
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Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program in Myanmar
September 2017

Bagan
Lacquerware Technology College
Yangon
“The Allure of Lacquer”, MYANM/ART, Yangon
 
The Bagan Program was organized in partnership with the Lacquerware Technology College, the Myanmar Lacquerware Association, and Tokyo University of the Arts. Over 70 lacquer artworks were exhibited. In addition, there were lectures by lacquer experts and workshops on Myanmar lacquer techniques as well as study tours to lacquerware studios and shops in the Bagan area. Artists, educators and researchers from 10 Asian nations as well as several from Europe and USA participated.
The Yangon Program was a collaboration between ALCEP and the Japan Foundation in Bangkok. Lacquer artists and artisans from Myanmar, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia exhibited their art and discussed the state of the lacquer arts in their nations.
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Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program in Hanoi
August 2016

The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
 
Lacquer artworks from Vietnam and other East and Southeast Asian nations as well as from the UK, and USA were displayed. The exhibition and symposium included a poster session on aspects of lacquer arts, history and culture. Fifty artists exhibited, showcasing a wide variety of contemporary lacquer art using diverse designs and techniques. Text panels explained the current state of lacquer arts and crafts in each country. The lectures at the museum were on lacquer technique, science, and culture. The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange was the venue for demonstrations and workshops by artists and artisans from Vietnam, Japan, and Myanmar.
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Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program in Chiang Mai
February 2016

Chiang Mai University Art Center
 
The workshops by Thai and Japanese artists introduced and demonstrated lacquer techniques, while the lectures discussed the current state of lacquer crafts, art, and education in each nation. There was also a study tour to local lacquerware and woodworking communities. Lacquer experts from Thailand, Japan, and other East and Southeast Asian nations participated. More than 100 artworks by 50 artists were exhibited. There were more than 2,000 visitors over the 10 days.
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1-11 September, 2018, Siem Reap, Cambodia Program
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9 September, 2017, Yangon, Myanmar Program
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2-4 September, 2017, Bagan, Myanmar Program
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19-28 August, 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam Program
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18-28 February, 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand Program
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29-30 August, 2015, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Seminar and Discussions
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10-13 September, 2014 Bagan Myanmar Program
 
Links
Report about the Hanoi Program, by VTV News, August 2016
Report about the Cambodia Program, by TV5 Cambodia, September 2018

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Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Research Project