Announcing Elysha Rei’s Exhibition “Nanakorobi Yaoki 七転び八起き- Fall down seven times, stand up eight”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Nanakorobi Yaoki 七転び八起き- Fall down seven times, stand up eight by Elysha Rei on November 23 (Fri) to 25 (Sun) , as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Elysha Rei is a Japanese-Australian visual artist whose work draws upon her mixed heritage and lived experiences between places, cultures and communities. Her works are created from personal and historical archives which embed narrative and symbolism within a Japanese design aesthetic. Works include portraits, patterns and paper cutting which have been translated into large-scale murals and public art commissions.

Since completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2008, Rei has created and exhibited work, curated exhibitions and managed cultural spaces across Queensland as well as Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, New Zealand Thailand and the US.

Elysha Rei presents new papercut artworks created during an artist residency at Studio Kura, as part of an Asialink Arts 2018 Creative Exchange. These works are inspired by patterns found in the armour of her Japanese Samurai ancestor, Katagiri Katsumoto, and pay homage to her recent battle with breast cancer.

Asialink Arts made this happen, with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Elysha Rei “Nanakorobi Yaoki 七転び八起き- Fall down seven times, stand up eight”
Exhibition style: hand cut paper (kirigami)
Exhibition venue: Studio 2
Date: November 23 (Friday) to 25 (Sunday), 11:00 to 17:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Fri), starting at 13:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

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