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Exhibition is approaching…
Artist Residency Exhibition
Cai Jun Lee (Singapore)
Eswari Krishnadas (Singapore)
Leonardo Hidalgo (Colombia)
23 (sat) – 24 (sun) December 2017
Hours: 11.00- 18.00
Closing party & Artist talk at 15.30 on 24 December 2017.
Postcards were ready a week ago. Super efficient. Thank you Studio Kura!
The new place I’ve been staying since 30 Nov for an artist residency at Studio Kura. Got a nice big room with an adjacent space for working. It’s on the top floor with a view of traditional Japanese house. #artistleecaijun #artresidency #room #roomwithview #topfloor #japanesehouse #studiokura #yuystudiotravel #kyushu #japan #yuystudiotravel #studio #workspace #mezzanine #studiokura #nijomasue #kyushu #artistatwork
For the main exhibit and studio working space I will be using Studio Kura 1’s mezzanine. I have a thing for higher ground!
A rewarding and inspirational residency that I have attended so far, not just in my own artistic development but the overall experience and the connection with people.
Shiro Oni Studio is situated in an ambience small town, Onishi 鬼石, closely surrounded by nature and heartwarming people. The Group 1 residency started on May 2- June 13, I started 2 weeks later due to my work schedule.
All the international artists are staying under one roof in a 3 stories house with a freshly start out vegetable garden and chicken barn. The town’s major places like supermarket, hardware shop, drug store, post office, bank, convenience shop, city hall and hot spring bath are all easily accessible on bicycle. The big stores are all outside town which is pretty hard to reach without car as the bus schedule is not that frequent, but we have very helpful locals who brought us around.
There are 4 studio spaces, the Kinuya, Kotoriya, Shiro Oni Studio and the latest Juuichiya, as well as, a wood workshop and the kerosene kiln. All of them are all within 5 minutes distance on bicycle and we have the freedom to use them at any time.
Shiro Oni Studio, I was working and exhibiting at the 2nd floor of Shiro Oni Studio.
Besides the residency, there are many other activities and workshops going on in this town. During my stay, there was lamp making workshop, sushi making workshop, visit the Hosokawa paper factory, doll making exhibition, tea ceremony, swimming in river, Taiko (drum) practice, Biwa (traditional Japanese music instrument) performance, BBQ and the Karaoke session.
Equestrian Club, Tuesday & Thursday 4pm
Biwa Performance by Kenji Mizoguchi
Flea Market, Sunday, 6am onwards
A site specific art installation created in an old traditional Japanese building during my 4 weeks of artist residency at Shiro Oni Studio.
Sky Island #12 is a space that allows one to escape from the busy and stressful reality world. Upon passing through the Noren (door curtain), you will be drawn into a world that blurs the boundaries between nature, time and reality.
The scrolls of Shoji gami (japanese paper used for door) partition the interior into a maze-like structure that stimulates the audience senses as they get “lost” in the space.
The installation reacts in accordance with the weather; the scrolls flow in rhythm with the wind and the clouds brighten and dim along with the sunlight.
There are 2 different styles of space. One is the white space with a sofa facing the windows. Flowing white scrolls and white puffy clouds provide a pure, light-hearted atmosphere. The second is a warm, traditional Japanese space with tatami mats, sliding doors and a covered flowing ceiling. One can lies on the mat and literally float among the clouds.
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My 2nd residency is at the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary. During the residency, I also attended a Master course with Maria Geszler on Printmaking on Ceramic and Glass Surface Workshop. This is more of a research base residency experimenting and developing a new style.
The works that I did during the residency.
Title: Forest Rings
Medium: White stoneware
Dimension: H350 x W500 x D20mm
Year: May 2009
Description: Incorporating the old folk tale about “fairy ring” into this piece of work and recreating “Forest Ring”, focusing on the connection between forest and mythology
Title: Illustrative Print Series
Medium: White Stoneware
Dimension: H170 x W150 x D15mm
Year: May 2009
Description: Since ancient time, mythological stories have been carved and drawn on walls and caves. This series display the connection between modern humanity and mythologies, rediscover the practice of ancient culture.