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Chiaki Ajioka
Other - Japanese art history  (NSW)

Worked at SBS Television as Japanese subtitler (1986-96), the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) as assistant curator (1992-96) and as Curator of Japanese Art (1996-2003). Taught Japanese art at the University of Sydney (2004-08). Japan Fellow, The National Library of Australia (2013). Current positions:  freelance Japanese art consultant for public institutions and private sector. Board member of Australia Japan Foundation.

Curated and co-curated exhibitions including Modern boy, modern girl: modernity in Japanese art 1910-1935 (AGNSW 1998), HANGA: Japanese Creative Prints (AGNSW 2000), Japan in Sydney: Professor Sadler & modernism 1920-30s (University Art Gallery, The University of Sydney 2011).

Publications include: ‘A revaluation of William Morris’s influence in Japan’, The Journal of the William Morris Society, vol.12, no.4, The William Morris Society, London, 1996; Hanga: Japanese creative prints (AGNSW exhibition, 2000); ‘Modern Japanese ceramics in historical perspective’, Japanese Ceramics: the culture of clay (Newcastle Region Art Gallery exhibition 2005); ‘Japanese poetry: reading translations’, Black robe white mist: art of the Japanese Buddhist nun Rengetsu (National Gallery of Australia exhibition 2007); ‘Presentation of Japanese art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney’, Lindy Joubert (ed.), Educating in the Arts: the Asian experience: twenty-four essays, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2008; ‘Out of context: towards presentation of Japanese art in Western Museums’, Proceedings of the 32nd CIHA conference, Melbourne, 2009; ‘Aspects of the 20th century crafts: the New Craft and Mingei movements’ in Thomas Rimer (ed.), Since Meiji: perspectives on Japanese visual arts 1868-2000, University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, 2012; ‘Modern Tokyo in the 1920s and 1930s’ in Stars of the Tokyo Stage (National Gallery of Australia exhibition 2012); ‘Colour woodcut international: modern printmaking in Japan and the West’ in TAASA Review, Vol.21, No.4, 2012, 16-18..
Published work: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-7514-9780824835828.aspx
Email: c.ajioka@ozemail.com.au