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Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from robots to rugby

Posted on 10 June 2016, under Grants

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (www.dajf.org.uk) has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round. One researcher from Swansea University will travel to Fukuoka University to research the most effective way to kick a rugby ball and to deliver public workshops on science in rugby ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from robots to rugby

Ojiya Study Abroad Programme (Niigata)

Posted on 26 May 2016, under Other News, Scholarships

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. 

Ojiya Study Abroad Programme (Niigata)

Marginal Consort at St John Hackney on 2 June

Posted on 20 May 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Events

Thirty Three Thirty Three and PAN present a rare performance from the remarkable Japanese improvisation collective, Marginal Consort, as part of St John Sessions on 2 June. This performance also marks the start of Japan:London, a series of London events produced and curated by Thirty Three Thirty Three celebrating Japanese artists, composers and performers. Japan:London begins on 27 May 2016.

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Finalist Julie Brook talks in Tokyo at Midori-so2 Gallery, 24 May 2016

Posted on 12 May 2016, under Art & Exhibitions, Events

Commune 246′s Midori.so2 Gallery, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation & the ART foundation invite you to a public talk by Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 finalist Julie Brook. The artist will show and discuss open air sculptural works on remote Scottish islands and in Libyan & Namibian deserts. www.juliebrook.com DATE: Tuesday 24 May Drinks at   6:30pm

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 Finalist Julie Brook talks in Tokyo at Midori-so2 Gallery, 24 May 2016

Kyun-Chome: Ain't Got Time To Die - 13 May until 21 May 2016, Deptford

Posted on 5 May 2016, under Uncategorized

Art Action UK is proud to present the 2016 Artist Residency Award winners: Kyun-Chome! Kyun-Chome feature two collaborating artists: Eri Homma and Nabuchi, who create cutting-edge contemporary artworks that present a deeply troubled Japan. This emerging ‘art unit’ engages with social and political issues caused by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in East Japan in 2011.

Kyun-Chome: Ain't Got Time To Die - 13 May until 21 May 2016, Deptford

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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.

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

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
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