Hirofumi Matsuzaki is the founder of Studio Kura - and he arrives to chat with me on his way from building a new studio at one of their houses. As well as their main buildings, Studio Kura runs three houses in the surrounding areas which provide the accommodation and studio space for their resident artists. I was there for the month of March 2017 and during my stay there were ten artists in residence working across a range of mediums including oil painting, photography, installation and performance art...Read More
Katsura, Sol, Laurence, PC, Judy, Danny and I all went off on our bikes and had a lovely day on Himejima island. These are just a few shots of the stunning scenery there, would definately recommend giving it a visit if you get a chance but take good walking shoes and make sure you have a whole day free...Read More
We had a lovely day yesterday opening our exhibitions here at Studio Kura, I will put up a gallery of my work soon but wanted to share some pictures I took at the openings. This is a post with some pictures from the opening event and some of my thoughts from my time here at Studio Kura...Read More
I thought I would continue trying to do a weekly post about the ins and outs of what I have been up to - not interesting to everyone but good for me to keep track and update friends and family who are interested.
Where I left off in my last post I had arrived at Ikisan Station, tired and happy. Katsura from Studio Kura came and picked me up at the station and took me to my new little home for the next four weeks, House 2...Read More
Gosh I had expected to be updating this blog a little more often but we have had a pretty full of few days in Japan so far. I have just arrived at Fukuoka this evening so I thought I would write a little bit about what I have been up to so far...Read More
Good news; Art + Sunshine and I have been accepted to an arts residency at Studio Kura in Japan!
Backtracking a little here - but it is funny because I feel like I have just emerged from four years of constantly saying "I'm not an artist". But I guess we are all artists right?
I definitely feel much more like an artist lately...Read More