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Daiwa Adrian Prize 2013 - Report from Dr Antony Dodd, University of Bristol

Posted on 21 November 2014

We are grateful to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation for award of the Daiwa Adrian Prize 2013. This Prize was awarded to teams led by Dr Antony Dodd at the University of Bristol and Dr Mitsumasa Hanaoka at Chiba University, and is supporting on-going and new collaborations between biological sciences research laboratories in the UK and Japan.

Daiwa Adrian Prize 2013 - Report from Dr Antony Dodd, University of Bristol

UK-Japan collaboration into dementia care

Posted on 18 November 2014

In May 2014 the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded a Daiwa Foundation Award to Dr Mayumi Hayashi of the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London to support her collaborative research into dementia care. She has been collaborating with KCL’s Institute of Gerontology and Psychiatry, and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.You can read a newspaper article which she wrote on dementia care in Japan via the red button below:

UK-Japan collaboration into dementia care

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 - shortlist announced

Posted on 13 November 2014

The three shortlisted artists for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 are Mikhail Karikis,  Oliver Beer and Julie Brook. In June 2015 the shortlisted artists will exhibit at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London. The winning artist, who will be announced during the exhibition’s opening night, will then exhibit at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo in autumn 2015. For further details please refer click here. The press release can be viewed here:

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 - Press Release, shortlist announced, PDF Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 - shortlist announced

Digital Art Collaboration between the University of the West of Scotland and Tokyo Metropolitan University in November 2014

Posted on 12 November 2014

The School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland has been collaborating with Tokyo Metropolitan University’s IDEEA Lab since 2012. Together with the University of the West of Scotland’s Creative Futures Institute, the aim is to establish a programme of knowledge exchange between the UK and Japan in the field of interactive and multimodal art practice. The project is led by Professor Katarzyna Kosmala of the University of the West of Scotland.

Digital Art Collaboration between the University of the West of Scotland and Tokyo Metropolitan University in November 2014

Shinro Ohtake at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art 12 October to 12 December 2014

Posted on 30 October 2014

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present a solo exhibition devoted to the work of Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake, from 12 October to 12 December 2014.  

Shinro Ohtake at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art 12 October to 12 December 2014

'Greetings From a Place in My Heart', an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art Centre, 3 October to 7 December 2014

Posted on 30 October 2014

Looking forward to Greetings From a Place in My Heart, an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art Centre in London from 3 October to 7 December 2014.

'Greetings From a Place in My Heart', an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art Centre, 3 October to 7 December 2014

Dan Fern's 'Katsura' on display at The Coningsby Gallery, London until 30 October 2014

Posted on 24 October 2014

Former Daiwa Foundation Award recipient, Professor Dan Fern is holding an exhibition at The Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London until 31 October 2014. The show, entitled Katsura,  displays images largely inspired by the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, Japan.

Dan Fern's 'Katsura' on display at The Coningsby Gallery, London until 30 October 2014

Talk by Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak at Parasol unit on Shinro Ohtake and post-war Japanese contemporary art

Posted on 24 October 2014

Given the huge interest that the current Shinro Ohtake exhibition at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art has attracted, you may be interested in art historian, Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak’s talk on post-war Japanese contemporary art, placing Shinro Ohtake’s practice in a broader context. The talk will take place at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art (near Old Street and Angel Stations) at 7pm on Tuesday 28 October 2014.

Talk by Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak at Parasol unit on Shinro Ohtake and post-war Japanese contemporary art

'The Grandchildren of Hiroshima' - a London Bubble project

Posted on 11 October 2014

In May 2014, London Bubble Theatre Company was awarded a Daiwa Foundation Award to support our project The Grandchildren of Hiroshima. Following the success of our Grandchildren of the Blitz project in 2011 – in which we drew upon the stories and experiences of elders that survived the Blitz to create an intergenerational, community production – we wanted to use the experiences of this project to undertake a parallel project in Hiroshima.

'The Grandchildren of Hiroshima' - a London Bubble project

Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2014/15 opening concert is a Toshio Hosokawa Harp Concerto World Premiere on 9 October 2014

Posted on 16 September 2014

In the March 2014 funding round, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded a Small Grant to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to help fund visits to Scotland by the composer Toshio Hosokawa and the harpist Naoko Yoshino for two performances of Aeolus, a harp concerto written especially for the SCO, and pre-concert talks, leading to further partnerships between the SCO and Japanese artists.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2014/15 opening concert is a Toshio Hosokawa Harp Concerto World Premiere on 9 October 2014
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