Monthly Archives: January 2016

Announcing Gwynessa Balvanz’s Felting Workshop on Jan 30 (Sat)

We are happy to announce an American visual artist Gwynessa Balvanz’s felting workshop at Studio Kura in the end of this January.

Gwynessa Balvanz
Gwynessa lives and works in San Francisco, where the temperature is around 10-15 degrees in this period, so she seemed to enjoy to see snow although the coldness here might be tough for her. Her workshops will be held at 13:00, just before starting the closing party for her exhibition on Jan 30(Sat).

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Announcing Gwynessa Balvanz’s Exhibition ” Abandoned Wishes”

We are happy to announce Abandoned Wishes, an exhibition by Gwynessa Balvanz, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Gwynessa Balvanz is a visual artist specialised in painting and scupture. Living and working in San Francisco, she received her BA degree at University of California Santa Cruz, and then her MFA degree at Mills College Oakland California.
Her work has been shown constantly in California. In her work, she examines her own vulnerabilities, and pulls from many practices like science, poetry, and ikebana to transform the feeling of vulnerability into art.
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Announcing Rob Ball’s Exhibition “FAMILY MOUNTAIN”

We are happy to announce FAMILY MOUNTAIN, an exhibition by Rob Ball, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Rob Ball is a Melbourne-based artist and community cultural development producer working in sculpture, socially engaged art practice and creative place-making.

He completed graduate studies in visual arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, and in teaching (art & media) at the University of Melbourne after completing a bachelor of arts (media art) with honours at Deakin University.

The artist has exhibited solo and curated group shows in Melbourne and Tokyo, and his film works have been selected for screenings internationally, in countries such as the Netherlands, USA, Thailand and Japan. As a community cultural development practitioner he has engaged a wide range of communities in Australia, initiating creative projects to generate community animation and renewal.
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Announcing Betty T Doll’s Exhibition “YUKI NO KO”


We are happy to announce YUKI NO KO, an exhibition by Betty T Doll, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Betty T Doll is an Australian artist specialized in painting. She got a MFA from The University of Western Australia, and a Master of Visual Arts from The University of Sydney, and is currently working on two PhD programs for two different universities.
Her work has been shown in Australia, USA and soon Japan; and she has participated in artist residency programs in Singapore, Australia, China and now Japan.
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Announcing Sarah Bertrand-Hamel’s Exhibition “The Path to the Ginger’s Spirit”


We are happy to announce The Path to the Ginger’s Spirit, an exhibition by Sarah Bertrand-Hamel, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Sarah Bertrand-Hamel is a Canadian artist based in Montreal, specialized in papermaking, drawing and installation. She got a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Laval University, and a MFA Studio Arts from Concordia University. Her solo exhibitions were held in many places in Canada, Mexico, and currently her curated group exhibition in Japan (Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo until Jan 28, 2016).
Fascinated by impermanence and singularity, the artist creates images that she repeats and reinterprets, fragment and recompose. Sarah is interested in transitions and shifts between these images. She traces change, wants to make time visible.
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