Monthly Archives: November 2017

Announcing Helen Brown’s Exhibition “Topsy-Turvy”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Topsy-Turvy by Helen Brown on November 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Helen Brown graduated from the University of Hertfordshire 1992 BA Hons Fine Art. She has recently completed at the City Lit London Advanced Art Practice course.
Since 1992 she has been exhibiting her work and in her current art practice she uses watercolours and printmaking.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

My work is as a result of living at Studio Kura in the Japanese countryside of Itoshima.
I have on a daily basis observed the changes in the landscape in particular the cultivation of the gardens and paddy fields.

Helen Brown “Topsy-Turvy”
Date: November 25 (Saturday), 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:30, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 25th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Kit Khong’s Exhibition “Harmony”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Harmony by Kit Khong on November 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Kit Khong is a digital artist in commercial and broadcast animation which comprises various art form such as graphic design, typography, character design, illustration, and photography. She completed her Bachelor of Film and Animation from Multimedia University in Kuala Lumpur in 2009. From then, she has been working as a motion designer in Commercial and Broadcast Post Production Studio.
Kit enjoys observing the daily surroundings and imagine putting them into a more interesting setting. She believes a fresher presentation will rehabilitate our sense of appreciation of the surroundings, allow people to slow down a little.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

During my one month stay with Studio Kura, I am fascinated by the wide landscapes, old shops and houses around the area. Every subjects coexist with each other and the motherland.

Kit Khong “Harmony”
Date: November 25 (Saturday), 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:30, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 25th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Announcing Si Ying Wong ‘s Exhibition “Unplug”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Unplug by Si Ying Wong on November 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Si Ying is an art and design educator cum motion artist based in Malaysia. She completed her Bachelor Degree of Film and Animation from Creative Multimedia in Multimedia University in 2008. She then pursues her career as a motion designer. Aside from that, she works as an art and design educator in a drawing studio and college.
She is interested in observing every tiny detail in her life, the environment, every moment she experience, and every person around her. She believes in the state of observation, she will be able to feel more than what she used to see around her.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Staying alongside Karatsu Highway, I’ve seen endless stream of cars, trucks and bikes sweeping by without ever back and around. It’s like an epitome of our everyday repetitive hectic life. We move forward briskly day-to-day, consciousness of being present in the moment that we are living dies off gradually.

“Unplug” is snippets of the moments that are happening but missed out by us. Take few minutes every day to focus on our senses, we can practice being in the present. “Unplug” is my window to “be present” along Karatsu Highway.

Slow down; embrace being present.

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Si Ying Wong “Unplug”
Date: November 25 (Saturday), 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:30, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 25th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.