We are pleased to announce an exhibition Novel Shibori and Batik on Silk by Cameron McIntosh on June 24 (Sat) and 25 (Sun), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
Cameron McIntosh is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design located in Toronto Canada. He got a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Animation from Sheridan college and then decided to come to Japan where he taught English in Tokyo while living in Nishi Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture. During his years in Japan he documented life in photography and studied urushi on weekends. After returning to Canada he did a large series of chopsticks to explore new ways in which to create urushi patterns. He now does pastel, batik and photography.
Here are some words from the artist himself.
Batik and fabric dying has intrigued me since I was introduced to it in Thailand in 2010.
My aim in coming to Studio Kura is to explore the use of chemical dyes on silk.
On my way to Fukuoka I took an afternoon workshop on shibori at Kyoto Shibori Museum.
My intention is to combine batik and shibori in my own unique way.
I like to create images that are new and that come about in a magical way.
Cameron McIntosh “Novel Shibori and Batik on Silk”
Date: June 24 (Saturday) and 25 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition party and an artist talk on Saturday the 24th, starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists, will be also held on the same dates.