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Picture, Letter by Jenny Wright until 18 June at Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Posted on 29 April 2016, under Uncategorized

London based artist Jenny Wright offers a playful and contemporary reflection upon the image as language. Using her obsession with emoji and their expressive capabilities without the need for words, Picture, Letter shows how these popular images can say one or several things simultaneously, simply through the looks of their faces.

Picture, Letter by Jenny Wright until 18 June at Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Noh Reimagined at Kings Place, London on 13 and 14 May 2016

Posted on 25 April 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Grants

Noh originated in the 14th century and has been performed continuously since, making it among the oldest unbroken performance traditions in the world. Noh’s aesthetic concepts, unique musical rhythms and tempos influenced many Western artists in the 20th century, including Benjamin Britten. This two-day festival (Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May 2016) explores the art of Noh, which continues to inspire many practitioners across diverse art forms.

Yoshinori Mizutani at Webber Gallery Space, 20 May to 21 June

Posted on 25 April 2016, under Art & Exhibitions

Webber Gallery Space (http://webberrepresents.com/newsletter/5893) are delighted to be hosting the first UK solo exhibition of acclaimed Japanese photographer Yoshinori Mizutani from 20 May to 21 June 2016. Mizutani garnered global acclaim with his series Tokyo Parrots in 2013. He went on to be awarded the Japan Photo Award in 2013 and nominated as a FOAM Talent in 2014.  Mizutani’s new series, Rain, will premier during the second edition of Photo London in May, exclusively to Webber Gallery Space.

Kumamoto Earthquake Appeal

Posted on 22 April 2016, under Other News

Kumamoto Kenjin-Kai (Ex-Kumamoto residents in the UK) are appealing for your kind donation to the victims of this sad disaster with the cooperation of the Japan Association in the UK (Registered Charity No.1145493) and The Japan Society (Registered Charity No.1063952).

Kumamoto Earthquake Appeal

Shun Ito's Cosmic Birds in Birmingham, 2 to 20 May 2016

Posted on 19 April 2016, under Uncategorized

Exhibited as part of the International Dance Exchange Festival Birmingham 2016, gravity, movement and light are explored in Cosmic Birds, the mesmerising series of performing kinetic sculptures by Japanese artist Shun Ito from 2 to 20 May 2016.

Shun Ito's Cosmic Birds in Birmingham, 2 to 20 May 2016

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Tsuyoshi Anzai featured in the Royal British Society of Sculptors bursary awards group exhibition until 20 May 2016

Posted on 24 March 2016, under Uncategorized

This vibrant exhibition showcases the work of the ten winners of the RBS Bursary Awards 2015 who represent the best and brightest emerging contemporary sculptors and includes work by Tsuyoshi Anzai. Anzai graduated with an MA in Film and New Media from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2011, and is the 2015-2016 recipient of the ‘Core Programme’ residency at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

Tsuyoshi Anzai featured in the Royal British Society of Sculptors bursary awards group exhibition until 20 May 2016

Menuhin Competition London, 7-17 April 2016 - celebrating the Menuhin centenary

Posted on 21 March 2016, under Grants

The world’s leading competition for young violinists, the Menuhin Competition London 2016, begins on 7th April with the Opening Concert at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall including 2014’s Junior 1st Prize winner, Japanese Rennosuke Fukuda.

Menuhin Competition London, 7-17 April 2016 - celebrating the Menuhin centenary

"In a Landscape" 12 to 14 May 2016, performance with Shun Ito, Kei Miyata and Ex Easter Island Head

Posted on 21 March 2016, under Uncategorized

Don’t miss the live performances of In a Landscape from 12 to 14 May, part of the International Dance Exchange Festival Birmingham 2016 and including the artist Shun Ito, Kei Miyata and Ex Easter Island Head.

Carl Randall interview on the BBC World Service about his Japan paintings

Posted on 18 March 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Scholarships

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.

Carl Randall interview on the BBC World Service about his Japan paintings

The "Radical Craft" touring exhibition of extraordinary making has opened in Chichester and features two Japanese artists

Posted on 14 March 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Grants

Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making is a Craftspace and Outside In touring exhibition which launched at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester on 12 March 2016.  The exhibition features 34 international and UK artists who express their creativity beyond the bounds of convention. The exhibition will tour to eight venues around the UK. The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting the exhibition with a Small Grant.

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