|This September four
Japanese artists came to Pembrokeshire, Natsuki Kurimoto, Hiroshi
Ueta, Makiko Berry and Naomi Ando
This project is a bridge for innovation and communication Cross cultural working does have that novelty which we think began to meet our aims of intensifying the artists value and their consideration by the wider community.
The AKIN Collaboation Exhibition in Tregwynt Mansion with works by FAS artists and by each of our Japanese artists was very successful with Hiroshi Ueta demonstrating Shodo at the Opening .
Natsuki Kurimoto..Urushi (Japanese Lacquer)Natsuki Kurimoto has been very influential in securing exhibition space
for Fishguard Arts Society Artists as well as giving much help while we have been in Japan. He is one of Japan's leading and most innovative artists in the field of contemporary lacquer art in two and three dimensions, an extremely prolific artist exhibiting internationally. A catalogue of Natsuki’s work in the recent exhibition in the Mizen Gallery Paris can be seen on our website
A catalogue of the Exhibition can be seen HERE
Makiko Berry..paintingMakiko was graduated from Japanese style painting at Seian University of Art and Design in 1998 and finished her study course next year. In 1999, she started to work for the Asian Art Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY, USA)In 2012 she received a grand prix of the 4th Kyoto New Japanese Style Painting Exhibition. She has started art classes called “Japanese style painting class” for adults and “Creative time” for people with handicap and herself to share the space and ideas. In 2016, she received an award of excellence at Geibunkyo-ten exhibition
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, June 2016
Hiroshi Ueta...shodoBorn in Hyogo, Japan in 1974.He started studying Shodo (calligraphy) in childhood, learning from his mother, and graduated from Shikoku University in 1996, majoring in Japanese calligraphy. In 1998 he went to China in order to pursue the roots of Shodo,
and Studied at Hangzhou University. To Introduce the Pleasure of Shodo and Art expression, he has performed workshops, and has had interviews and appearances on domestic and international media. Hiroshi currently, works at the Calligraphic Culture
Department, Shikoku University.
Hiroshi lead a Calligraphy event in the Bishops Palace on September 18th which was highly successful and filmed.
Naomi Ando...leather art, origamiBeautiful loosely worked bags and other pieces sometimes embossed,
Naomi will be involved in origami projects.