MOVE Tasmania features the work of more than 50 Japanese artists. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings, digital works, pastel works and photos in traditional and contemporary styles.

The exhibition will also bring prominent Japanese calligraphy artist, Haru Kakigokoro, and emerging chalk artist, Yuka Ozaki to Hobart for the first time.

Haru will conduct a calligraphy masterclass at Rosny LINC on Saturday 16 September from 2.00-4.00pm for participants to try their hand at this ancient art form. Yuka will be at the Schoolhouse Gallery this Friday afternoon with both artists also conducting demonstrations at Eastlands Shopping Centre tomorrow and Saturday.

Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman, said the exhibition would give people a rare opportunity to see contemporary and traditional Japanese art in Tasmania.

“With works from more than 50 artists, MOVE Tasmania will provide a rare insight into Japanese art and enhance our understanding of the many artistic practices that exist in Japan.

“Our arts program actively encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in the arts through delivering a wide range of exhibitions at Rosny Farm.

“Clarence has a strong sister city relationship with Akkeshi in Japan, and it is pleasing to see the relationship between Clarence and Japan strengthen more broadly through the arts.”

The exhibition is organised by Shingo Komuro of Orumok Enterprise and is being managed in Tasmania by Impressive Tasmania. Orumok Enterprise has held successful exhibitions in Germany, USA and Turkey.

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Campaign is a partner in the exhibition which is also supported by Council.

MOVE Tasmania will be on show at the Rosny Barn from 15 to 18 September, 11am – 5.00pm.


Haru Kakigokoro is a member of Shoseikai, the biggest calligraphers group in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Kakigokoro started learning traditional Japanese calligraphy from the age of seven. He has been a full-time professional calligrapher since 2011 and has conducted master classes, workshops, and participated in exhibitions and public performances.