Aiko Robinson: Sighs on a midnight pillow

Christchurch artist Aiko Robinson presents a selection of drawings and woodcut works. Her artwork is a contemporary response to Shunga (‘spring pictures’), a form of erotica that flourished in Japan during the Edo period between the 17th and 19th centuries and addresses themes of fertility and new life. Historical Shunga reflects the acceptance or celebration of sex in Shinto culture, and values love, mutual pleasure and equality between sexual partners.

Aiko is currently undertaking a two year scholarship through Tokyo University of the Arts to study the traditional Japanese woodcut techniques of Moku Hanga from Japanese master printmakers.

*full exhibition of Aiko’s works will be available to view online from 18 October




Artists in Exhibition: 
Aiko Robinson
Date of Exhibition: 
18 October - 25 November
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