Discover Japan’s lesser-known communities through a photography exhibition by Laura Liverani.
Six photo series portray the stories of elderly cheerleaders, a school for senior models, women sumo wrestlers, tobi construction workers, full-body spandex suit enthusiasts and Hokkaido’s indigenous Ainu population.
The people of every community portrayed, however distant from one another, all share a strong sense of group identity—an identity that is actively expressed in daily life.
This exhibition highlights the stories of individuals and their expression of identity; broadening our knowledge of Japanese everyday life and culture.
Running alongside the exhibition is an event series, exploring belonging and collective identity among the wider Japanese community.
- Gallery visits with photographer Laura Liverani
- Artist Talk with Laura Liverani
- Interview with Maya Sekine
- Interview with Jyuri Beniya
- Free film screening – Ainu: Indigenous People Of Japan
For more information on the event program, visit jpf.org.au/gallery.
Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
Saturday 4 May to Friday 21 June 2019
Except public holidays
- Mobility access