This major international exchange between the CSPWC and the Japanese Water Colour Society took place in 1976.
The idea for the exhibition was broached by Ann MacIntosh Duff who had learned of contemporary Japanese interest in Western art. With the support of exhibition coordinator Julius Griffith, president John Bennett (1972-77), and the financial backing of the Ontario Arts Council, planning got underway in 1973.
“No other undertaking by a Canadian visual arts society had enjoyed such wide institutional support for many years.” Rebecca Sisler, Aquarelle
It was agreed that the works from both Japan and Canada would be one size. 56 x 76 centimetres.
The exhibition was seen at:
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan
And in Canada:
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec
MacDonald Block, Queen’s Park, Toronto Ontario
Art Gallery of Stratford, Ontario
London Art Gallery, Ontario
Sarnia Public Library & Art Gallery, Ontario
Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alberta
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
A black and white catalogue was produced with a grant from Wintario.