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BEMAC presents: Under the Moonlight by Kay Watanabe

BEMAC presents: Under the Moonlight by Kay Watanabe

Under the Moonlight” features seven of Kay Watanabe’s moon- themed original prints.

Kay Watanabe is a Brisbane-based visual artist, who mainly works in the field of printmaking. Born in Japan, Kay moved to Australia in 2005 after having lived in UK and US.  She has a strong interest in environmental and social issues. Her works reflect her concerns about global warming, environmental destruction, natural disasters, various conflicts and inequalities in society and people’s reactions and emotions about these problems.

Kay creates using various printmaking techniques, including etching, drypoint, collagraph, monotype, linocut and woodcut, using them independently as well as combining them to acquire desired effects. She exhibits widely in Australia and internationally, including in US, Europe and Japan. She teaches printmaking at various workshops in Brisbane and beyond.

“The moon always fascinates me, but especially so after I saw the full moon at one night about 10 years ago shining so powerfully and lighting everything underneath so brightly. Now I often use the moon as a motif of my work, hoping that I could express such themes as the mystery and the beauty of nature, the human’s tiny existence as part of the whole universe, and the passage of time.”— Kay Watanabe

Event Snapshot

Dates: Monday 5 September - Friday 30 September
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tickets: Free (Prints are available for sale)
Address: Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main St Kangaroo Point
Artist website: printmaking8.wixsite.com/kaywatanabe