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Collaborative workshop to further Ocean Sunfish research - supported by a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant.

Posted on 23 February 2015

In the September 2014 funding round, a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant was awarded to academics from Queen’s University Belfast collaborating with the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, to unravel the ecology of an understudied, globally distributed predator, the ocean sunfish.

Collaborative workshop to further Ocean Sunfish research - supported by a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant.

'Fog invites people' - Fujiko Nakaya, 'Fog Bridge' artist, was in conversation at Tate Modern on 17 February 2015

Posted on 18 February 2015

Over a career spanning 40 years, Fujiko Nakaya has pioneered the use of water vapour as a sculptural media. Nakaya has fabulous English, so it was not surprising to hear that she had gone to school in Chicago. Later on she returned to New York to study. In her entertaining talk at Tate Modern yesterday, 17 February 2015, she gave an overview of her work and also engaged in a question and answer session. She is effortlessly charming and humorous.

'Fog invites people' - Fujiko Nakaya, 'Fog Bridge' artist, was in conversation at Tate Modern on 17 February 2015

Fujiko Nakaya at Tate Modern on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Posted on 6 February 2015

The artist, Fujiko Nakaya will be giving a talk at Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium . Tuesday 17 February 2015, 18.30 – 20.00 (£8, concessions available). This event coincides with Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge installation presented by In Between Time running from 13 to 23 February 2015 in Bristol.

Fujiko Nakaya at Tate Modern on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya in Bristol, 13 to 22 February 2014

Posted on 15 January 2015

Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya, part of: IBT15 Bristol International Festival. Watch Pero’s Bridge disappear behind a veil of fog… The world is getting warmer – but how will this change our weather? And how might a changing climate disrupt our lives?

Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya in Bristol, 13 to 22 February 2014

Daiwa Foundation supports the Barbican’s ‘Ninagawa at 80 season’ - and a study of the ocean sunfish

Posted on 8 December 2014

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round (September 2014 round). The Barbican’s ‘Ninagawa at 80 season’ will comprise two new stage adaptations to mark theatre director Yukio Ninagawa’s 80th year: Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, playing from 21-30 May 2015. Another project supported is research by academics from Queen’s University Belfast collaborating with the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, to unravel the ecology of an understudied, globally distributed predator, the ocean sunfish.

Daiwa Foundation supports the Barbican’s ‘Ninagawa at 80 season’ - and a study of the ocean sunfish

'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 2 December 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

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
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