We are pleased to announce an exhibition Happiness in Japan by Melissa Beattie, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura on February 25 (Sat) & 26 (Sun).
Melissa Beattie is a Fine Art Photographer whose work focuses and explores happiness and identity crisis. Her work often displays her own processes of dealing with her own issues of identity – and the way in which she portrays her work is her way of dealing with who she is as a photo therapy. Within the production of her identity projects she decided that she wanted to explore happiness, as she didn’t want her work or her name to become fogged over by negativity. She started a blog to speak openly about happiness and invite others to read and participate in finding out what their own happiness means.
Graduating with a degree in BA(hons) Photography from the University of Wolverhampton in 2016, she is coming into the world with a passion for spreading happiness and exploring the world to keep finding her own happy.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
Exploring what brings on my own happiness whilst travelling in Japan, I invite you to see the beautiful landscapes I have captured, paired with texts that have brought on positive feelings. I hope to discus with you things that make you feel positive! Stay happy.
Melissa Beattie “Happiness in Japan”
Date: February 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party and an artist talk on Saturday the 25th, starting at 15:00.
* The exhibition by other five current residence artists, will be also held at the same exhibition dates.