Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Research Project has been active in Myanmar since 2002. Since 2005 We have conducted workshops and lectures at the Bagan Lacquerware Technology College. Bagan is Myanmar's most important lacquer center. Each visit we bring lacquer experts with different areas of expertise to demonstrate Japanese techniques as well as to study the techniques used in the local lacquer industry. In addition to Myanmar, we have conducted exhibitions, workshops and lectures in SE Asia.
Also we will hold a program in Yangon, Myanmar on 9 September, 2017
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We will hold a program in Bagan, Myanmar from 2-4 September, 2017
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2-4 September 08:30-17:00 (Closing the 4th at 16:00), Exhibition Space, Lacquerware Technology College
-Lacquer artwork from Myanmar, Japan, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the USA
10:00-10:20 Opening Reception
10:20- An Overview of Lacquerware Technology College, Principal Daw Nilar Myint
10:40-11:10 Artist Session - Artists will stand near their artwork, and answer the questions about them.
11:10-12:00 “Lacquer Education in Asia”: Professors from universities in each nation:, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam
2 September 13:00, Auditorium, Lacquerware Technology College (Lectures in English and Myanmar)
“Overview of Asian Lacquer Exchange Program” by Sakurako Matsushima
“Myanmar Lacquer Art” by U Maung Lin, head of Research and Development Department, Lacquerware Technology College
“Japanese Lacquer Art” by Norihiko Ogura, Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
“Lacquer Art in Asia”: The current state of lacquer art by experts from Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Eric Stocker, Jin Hui, Jung Yongju, Jacinta Brown, Sumanatsya Voharn, Trinh Tuan.)
Lectures details are subject to change.
Myanmar lacquer techniques including gold leaf (shwei-zawa), and kinma (kanyit) will be practiced at Lacquerware Technology College. Workshops will be in English. There will be a “materials fee”. (15 USD/each day)
3 September, 09:00-12:00 ---“Shwei zawa”
Instructor: Daw Swe Swe Myint, Assistant Lecturer, Lacquerware Technology College
Gold leaf layer technique is called Shwei zawa. Yellow powder mixed with neem resin is drawn on the parts that are not to be gilded. Then a thin lacquer coating is applied. Next, gold leaf is affixed to the piece. When dry the piece is washed removing the powder and resin revealing the pattern. In this workshop, a simple shwei zawa technique will be practiced on 125 x 125 mm oval pendant shapes.
4 September, 09:00-12:00 ---“Kanyit”
Instructor: U Htay Aung, Lecturer, Lacquerware Technology College
“Kanyit” technique is an etching technique. First the object is coated with acacia resin, then the pattern is etched on the object. Next, it is coated with colored lacquer. After the lacquer dries, washing the object with water removes the acacia resin and the unwanted color. The color stays only on the etched parts. In this workshop, a simple kanyit technique will be practiced on 125 x 125 mm oval pendant shapes.
Many people have shown interest the the workshops. Thank you! However, the workshops are now many times oversubscribed. Therefore, we have decided to limit them to students. Thank you for your understanding.
3 & 4 September, 10:00-15:00
Tours of Myanmar lacquerware studios and shops to see the lacquerware making process and products. The tour will be in English. There will be a bus fee. (10USD each day)
Those interested in participating in the tours, please register at firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 July, so that buses can be reserved.
Additional details will be posted in the end of July, please check this site.
We held a program in Vietnam in August, 2016
>>Exhibition / Performance
>>Lectures and Poster Session
>>Demonstrations and Workshops
- 2016年8月 ハノイでの活動についてVTVより取材を受けました。(2016 8 23放映)