We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following people and organisations for their assistance in creating and launching this archive.





Create NSW

David Williams

Colin and Pam Macdonald

Lydia & Brendan Preiss


Curators, academics & archivists who supported the project

Carol Cains (Senior Curator, Asian and Pacific Art, National Gallery of Australia)

Wayne Crothers (Senior Curator, Asian Art, National Gallery of Victoria)

Melanie Eastburn (Senior Curator, Asian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales)

Peter Hughes (Senior Curator, Decorative Arts, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery)

Meghen Jones (Art History, School of Art and Design, Alfred University, USA)

Russell Kelty (Curator, Asian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia)

Virginia Rigney (Senior Curator, Visual Art, Canberra Museum and Gallery)

Katherine Roberts (Senior Curator, Exhibitions & Collections, Manly Art Gallery & Museum)

Beatrice Thompson (Assistant Curator, Asian Art, National Gallery of Australia)

Simon Underschultz (Archivist, National Gallery of Australia)


Public launch & Pop-up exhibition

Drill Hall Gallery, ANU

Terence Maloon

Oscar Capezio

Anne-Marie Jean

Tony Oats

Benjamin Shingles


Providing artwork images

Emma Bitmead (Art Gallery of Western Australia)

Ian Brilley (Hamilton Gallery)

Allison Campbell (Orange Regional Gallery)

Ciara Derkenne (Art Gallery of New South Wales)

Simon Gregg (Gippsland Art Gallery)

Judy Gunning (Queensland Art Gallery)

Kathy Hackett (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences)

Lisa Kirkpatrick (Newcastle Art Gallery)

André Lipscombe (City of Fremantle Art Collection)

Harry Molyneux (Museum of Brisbane)

Isabelle Morgan (Campbelltown Arts Centre)

Shana Satyanand (Coffs Harbour Regional Museum)

Sue Sauer (Art Gallery of Western Australia)

Benjamin Shingles (ANU Art Collection)

Monica Tran (National Gallery of Australia)

Philip White (National Gallery of Victoria)

Sophie Varapodio (Shepparton Art Museum)

Eliza Williams (National Gallery of Australia)


Special thanks

Simeon Alden

Canberra Japan Club

Sam Cooper

Paul Davis & Jacqueline Clayton

Mayu Kanamori

Shinko Konishi

Anna Maas

Keiko Matsui

Mika Nishimura

Ella Rosso

Elaine Slater