Monthly Archives: October 2016

Announcing Lynn Loo’s Exhibitions “WASHI #3” and “BAMBOO #1”

We are happy to announce two exhibitions “WASHI #3” and “BAMBOO #1” by Lynn Loo, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Lynn Loo taught music in Singapore before making her first 16mm film in 1997. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and made film works that explore rhythmic and poetic narration using images and sounds as separate entities.

Her engagement with film projection performances began in 2004 as a way of thinking about film as fine art. She explores the physical qualities of analogue film in all aspects of its production, including its presentation as live performance. The work involves a breaking, and re-thinking, of film time and film space. She has produced gallery installations with the same kind of approach.
Lynn sometimes works with Guy Sherwin (also at the residency) and together they have performed their programmes of expanded cinema in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. This may involve collaboration with local improvising musicians.
Lynn also curates programmes of films at international arts festivals and has conducted a number of artist film workshops. She is employed as a conservation specialist at a film archive in the UK.
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Announcing Guy Sherwin’s Exhibition “Paper Shadows 2016”

We are happy to announce an exhibition Paper Shadows 2016 by Guy Sherwin, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Guy Sherwin is an artist based in London who works with 16mm film and other forms of moving image. He studied painting before becoming involved with the London Film-Makers Co-operative.

The work is about elemental ideas of form, pattern, light and rhythm, either shot with a camera or hand-made directly on film. The films are sometimes shown in galleries but more often presented as projection events, using several projectors and live interventions. For these he collaborates with Lynn Loo (also on the residency) and together they have toured programmes of live cinema internationally.
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Announcing Jordan Gower’s Exhibition “Without Anchor”

We are happy to announce an exhibition Without Anchor by Jordan Gower, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Jordan Gower is an emerging product designer working within a studio-based practice in the ceramics department of JamFactory, Australia. Using various modes of ceramic technique Gower aims to produce objects that touch the edge of both convention and innovation, bringing with it a quality of stillness and necessity. He is interested in the interplay of cultural vernacular and will reflect on contemporary graphic design seen throughout his stay in Fukuoka/Saga Prefectures.
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Announcing Lilly Buttrose’s Exhibition “Mountain topography (waves)”

We are happy to announce an exhibition Mountain topography (waves) by Lilly Buttrose, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Lilly Buttrose is an emerging artist currently working out of her studio in JamFactory, Adelaide, South Australia. Specialising in textiles, Buttrose finished her Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2014 and has since expanded her skills through industry opportunities and exhibited throughout South Australia. Having completed two Adelaide residencies, Studio Kura, Japan 2016 will be her first international residency where she will develop new work.
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Announcing Carla Cañellas’s Exhibition “(DECODING) Material games from the data base world.”

We are happy to announce an exhibition (DECODING) Material games from the data base world. by Carla Cañellas, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Carla Cañellas is a visual artist based in Madrid, her work is focused on painting and educational workshops, but she is also interested in the use of other mediums to narrate stories: video, installation, drawing, etc.

She is graduated with a BA + MA in Fine Art from the UPV, Valencia, Spain, and she has been part of the painting workshops in the Estudio Arjona, Madrid, Spain. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe and she has participated in international festivals.
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Announcing Prasanta Kumar Kolay’s Exhibition “Nature in Meditation”

We are happy to announce an exhibition Nature in Meditation by Prasanta Kumar Kolay, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Prasanta Kumar Kolay is a painter besed in India.
“Nature serves as a catalyst between my desire to express myself and my expression. The shape and forms of trees the shades of color in the sky and the sound of music of sunshine, rain, clouds and winds inspire me determine my path when I was an outgoing students at the art college.”

5 years national diploma from Govt College of Art and Craft, Drawing and Painting department securing 1st class 1st in 1984.
Short term chinese language course from beijing language and cultural university.

Award/exhibition-
Received altogether 18 awards (State, National and International) including the prestigious awards the Commonwealth foundation fellowship from london in 1994 went to west indies. Visited Country for nature study France, Italy, Germany, UK, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland.
Full fellowship award from vermont studio centre, usa in 2002.
Participated in all major exhibition (State, National & International) Level since 1982 to 2016.
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Announcing Novemto Komo’s Exhibition “Story Within”

We are happy to announce his exhibition Story Within by Novemto Komo, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Novemto Komo is a self-taught artist/ illustrator from Indonesia. Trained as a software engineering and multimedia designer.

He awarded a runner-up at Secret Art Prize London in 2014.
The artworks were his way to understand the confusions in life the world that hopefully can bring smile to people face and heart.
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Announcing Charlotte Clermont’s Exhibition “Strange Fictional Conversations While Preparing Late-Night Stir-Fry”

We are happy to announce her exhibition Strange Fictional Conversations While Preparing Late-Night Stir-Fry by Charlotte Clermont, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura. This will be shown as a part of Itoshima International Art Festival 2016, Itoshima Arts Farm.

Charlotte Clermont is a video artist based in Montreal. She holds a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University (2016). Since 2015, her work has been screened in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and San Francisco.

Using VHS, MiniDv, surveillance camera, Super8 and 16mm, she creates a congruity between the treatment of her materials and the signification of the subject matter. The
quality of her images captures the complexity of the relationship between herself and her subjects, revealing a tension that stirs through various impressions where intimacy, mystery, banality, and non-linearity all co-exist.
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