Art + Sunshine: Japan
The Japan leg of this journey will start off with a few days in Tokyo before heading off to Fukuoka for a four week artist residency at Studio Kura. After this I will spend just over a week in Kyoto before heading back to Tokyo to journey on to South Africa in early April.
Tokyo: 27th February - 3rd march
The first four days of my trip will be spent in Tokyo exploring the art scene and getting my bearings. I first came to Tokyo as a teenager in 2006, and so I am looking forward to meeting with some old friends as well as new contacts.
Studio Kura: March 4th to 31st
Studio Kura is located in Fukuoka Prefecture’s Itoshima Municipality and is a self-described "art company with three purposes: organizing exhibitions, events and residencies; teaching art to people of all ages; and producing art ourselves." The company is run by founder Hirofumi Matsuzaki.
I will be spending four weeks there as a resident artist during March 2017 to make art and carry out research towards Art + Sunshine.
Kyoto & Kamakura: April 1st to 9th
In my last week of so in Japan I will be doing a little more exploring - I will add more details here as soon as they are a little more solid.