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Sister City Art Exhibition - Fukuoka Day


Sat 3 Sep 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Concert Chamber, 303 Queen Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: NZJS

A centrepiece component of Fukuoka Day; the Sister City Art Exhibition, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of sister city relationships between Fukuoka (Japan) and Auckland.

A stimulating display of talent featuring artists from Fukuoka and other regions of Japan. Some artists will personally be joining us from Japan, creating a valuable opportunity to mix and mingle.

After Fukuoka Day there will be another Exhibition at Matakana Gallery, featuring the same Japanese artists in addition to local artists as well.

More info:

Mirai Mizue
World-famous, award-winning animator and illustrator. Renowned for abstract animation shorts using cells and geometric patterns as motifs. A number of his works have been selected to be shown at international film festivals such as Animadrid and Venice International Film Festival.

Miki Kohara
Painter and Fukuoka University Fine Arts Lecturer. My themes are changing feelings and emotions, and religious perspectives. I explore psychological states through colours and draw self-portraits of the heart as imaginary landscapes.

Toshifumi Shikatani
Designated by Saga Prefecture as an Important Intangible Cultural Property in the field of white porcelain. Never forgetting my initial passion for my art, I continually challenge myself to create works that exemplify the warmth of handmade items.

Mitsuru Takanabe
Started oil painting in 2002. Works accepted for numerous exhibitions, including the West Japan Art Exhibition, independent exhibitions, and the Ueno Royal Museum Art Exhibition.

Takaki Tanaka
Held 22 solo exhibitions since 2002. I draw imaginary landscapes of rivers and towns full of stone buildings that emerge from my sketches of tree stumps and bark.

Chikaki Tanaka
Studied seal knob carving under artists in China. Awarded prizes for excellence, a bronze medal, and various other prizes in China. My stone carving (seal knob carving) work has been inscribed on the list of non-material cultural heritage by Hangzhou City.

Tatsuno Nagano
Among others, 2016 Fukuoka City Exhibition Award. I started landscape drawing, attracted to the work of Monet.

Michiyo Bekki
My passion for kimono and obi sashes inspires the bags and other accessories that I make using the Hakata-ori textiles native to Fukuoka.

Manami Aoki
Washi (Japanese paper) is made from mulberry. I create three-dimensional artworks from mulberry, combining the traditional nagashi-zuki style of washi-making with the use of moulds.

Wako Asano
Fibres remain. These fibres can be collected and dried in the sun. Paper making began this way in ancient times. Using this original approach, I create paper from everyday fibrous weeds and vegetables. What did ancient people think up and invent in doing this? The food I use today is connected to ancient creative efforts through fibres that transcend space and time.

Ken Iriki
A watercolour painter who uses a unique style of watercolour painting to depict themes from nature, such as landscapes and flowers. Has exhibited works at the National Thumb Hole Art Exhibition each year since 2010, receiving the Grand Prix twice.

Yuki Oshikawa
I am a miniaturist illustrator, using 0.03mm drawing pens to create abstract paintings inspired by plants.

Kazue Takai
Creates dolls from solidified sawdust from paulownia wood, using a traditional Japanese technique called mokushin-toso. Selected for the 2002 and 2006 Exhibition of New Works in Traditional Arts and Crafts.

Hideki Takai
In 1985, opened the Kirill Pottery Studio, and has exhibited and won awards at various exhibitions, including in Sweden and the United States.

Maki Terashima
What if, instead of 24 hours, there were 2,400 hours or even 2.4 million hours in a day? I would like to express the wavelength of the afterimage of human movement remaining in the air.

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