Posted on 14 July 2016
At any one moment, the National Portrait Gallery proudly displays around 1,400 paintings and on the 13th July 2016, which happened to be the day I visited, 15 of these portraits were painted by former Daiwa Scholar Carl Randall.
Posted on 26 May 2016
Ojiya Study Abroad Programme – Ojiya Study Abroad is a non-profit organization aimed at helping international people learn the Japanese language and learn about Japanese culture on a small budget. OSA is fully supported by the City of Ojiya in Niigata and offers individuals the opportunity to study in a more traditional Japanese environment. Through OSA you will be able to study in our lovely city for 6 weeks to 2 years at a cost that is roughly half of what you would be paying for in a large language school that the big cities of Japan offer.
Posted on 18 March 2016
Daiwa Scholarship Alumnus Carl Randall (http://www.carlrandall.com/) was interviewed in February 2016 by the BBC World Service about his series of Japan paintings. The piece looks at paintings made during his 10-year stay in Tokyo (2003-2013), focusing on his portraits of Japanese people and his portrayal of Tokyo’s crowds.
Posted on 12 March 2016
Together with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh, former Daiwa Scholar Dr Chris Harding is setting up a ‘Japan Research Network Edinburgh’. The Network’s aim is to bring together scholars working on any area of Japan – staff, researchers, and graduate students alike – via a website (JRNE.org ) where they can search for one another via name, institution, and research interests. They will also hold seminars in Edinburgh a few times per year. Their first will be given by Angus Lockyer, on 12th March 2015. Though they are particularly keen to get colleagues in Scotland and the north of England talking to and meeting one another, they would very much like to extend the invitation to scholars across the UK.
Posted on 20 January 2016
Carl Randall (Daiwa Scholar 2003) is taking part in an exhibition at Christie’s New York, 23 January to 7 February 2016. Recent large Japan-based ink paintings of his will be exhibited and auctioned at Drawings from the Royal Drawing School – a group exhibition at Christie’s, running alongside Master Drawings Week New York 2016 and a Christie’s Old Master Drawings sale. His work will be exhibited alongside renowned artists such as President of the Royal Academy Christopher Le Brun, and Royal Academician Humphrey Ocean.
Carl Randall's D-Day veteran portrait will be on display in Edinburgh from 15 January to 28 March 2016
Posted on 13 January 2016
Daiwa Scholarship alumnus, Carl Randall’s D-Day veteran portrait painting, commissioned by HRH Prince of Wales for The Royal Collection, will be on exhibition at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, January 15th to March 28th.
Posted on 10 November 2015
Former Daiwa Scholar (2012-2013) Eluned Gramich’s memoir of her homestay on the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Woman Who Brings the Rain has been published as an ebook after being awarded the WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature and the Environment in February
Posted on 18 September 2015
Representatives of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and members of the Daiwa Scholars Alumni Association will be giving hour-long presentations about the Daiwa Scholarships at universities around the country during Autumn 2015: http://www.dajf.org.uk/scholarships/general-information#universityvisits.
Posted on 3 September 2015
Daiwa Scholarship alumnus, Carl Randall’s ‘Hibakusha Triptych’ (a series of a three paintings of survivors of the Atomic Bomb Hiroshima) and a series of his Japanese ink drawings, are being exhibited at ARTINTERNATIONAL Istanbul 2015, September 4th – 7th. The works are being shown through his gallery Berloni London, which hosted his solo exhibition ‘Shōzō’ in 2014. Drawing on its
Posted on 17 August 2015
Thanks to Pureism Shojin Ryori supperclub, I got the unique chance to sample beautifully presented Buddhist inspired cuisine whilst enjoying traditional Japanese music in a cosy North London venue.