The regional NSW town celebrates its sister city relationship with Izumizaki, Japan through a loan from the National Gallery of Australia.

An oval ceramic piece painted with a calligraphy brushstroke sits on a white background.
Jun Kaneko, untitled Oval (1994)

The latest partnership announced under the Sharing the National Collection initiative will see 4 pieces from celebrated Japanese ceramic artists take pride of place in Temora Arts Centre, in NSW's Riverina region.

The artworks, which are currently in storage at the National Gallery in Canberra, will be displayed at the gallery for 2 years from June 2024 for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

They include:

The loan is a nod to Temora's ties with Japan through its sister city of Izumizaki, in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, and reflects the broader links and shared histories of this part of NSW with Japan.

Sharing the National Collection is part of Revive, Australia's new national cultural policy, with $11.8 million over 4 years to fund the costs of transporting, installing and insuring works in the national art collection so that they can be seen across the country for extended periods.

Regional and suburban galleries can register their expressions of interest on the National Gallery of Australia's website.