Monthly Archives: January 2020

Exhibitions are open until 18:00 today on Jan 26(Sun.)! Thank you for all visitors including people who joined yesterday’s Artist Talk Tour!

Exhibitions are open until 18:00 today on Jan 26(Sun.)! Thank you for all visitors including people who joined yesterday’s Artist Talk Tour!

Participating artists:

◎Kura Gallery – Antonio Donaire (Spain) “目が覚めているときだけ太陽が昇る – Only sun rises if you are awake”

 
◎Studio 1 – Yuchen Xin (China/ Australia) “Our bodies give up the ghosts”

– Harry Copas (Australia) “In hOmiyage To” *woodchips work

◎House 1 – Harry Copas (Australia) “In hOmiyage To” *kitchen space: food sample of steak sandwich and stubby holder *toilet space: sound installation (a song “Redback On The Toilet Seat” in Japanese through a noise function device) *bathroom space: onsen towel made of Hakata weaving obi belt and Australian flannel shirt.   ◎Ikisan, our closest station’s meeting room. Harry Copas also shows his photograph works (Three Great Gardens of Japan, 日本三名園 ) .

Announcing Harry Copas’s exhibition “In hOmiyage To”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “In hOmiyage To” by Harry Copas on January 25(Sat.) & 26(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Harry Copas is studying a BFA (Honours) at UNSW Art and Design and holds a Bachelor of Teaching from ACU. His work has been exhibited widely across Sydney and interstate in places such as Melbourne and Alice Springs. History – both personal and collective – form the basis of much of his work, and he uses humour and absurdity to investigate the overlooked or ignored through eclectic means.

Unwanted gifts, cross cultural perspectives and unlikely fusions – In hOmiyage To is a collection of objects, sounds, pictures and videos that explore the souvenir beyond the kitsch and mere tokenism. Various sites in the vicinity of Studio Kura have been activated by pieces that highlight unknown or forgotten aspects of Australia and Japan’s long relationship, as well as responses to the artists own experiences in Itoshima. The project dissociates itself of the traditional gallery space for a more holistic view of the residency program.

Harry Copas “In hOmiyage To”
Exhibition style: Installation, Textile and Photography
Date: January 25(Saturday) & 26(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 25th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Antonio Donaire’s exhibition “目が覚めているときだけ太陽が昇る”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “目が覚めているときだけ太陽が昇る(Only sun rises if you are awake)” by Antonio Donaire on January 25(Sat.) & 26(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Antonio Donaire, graduated in Law&HHRR, Documentary Film Postgrade, before he worked in a multinational. In 2014, he began his career as a self-taught multidisciplinary artist.

Writing and adapting the script 目が覚めているときだけ太陽が昇る(Only sun rises if you are awake) for the feature film that I will direct. Shooting it´ll takes place in Tokyo. Likewise taking pictures to make the movie´s storyboard example. I was going around to learn more about japanese culture so I would be able to immerse in the country way of life and try to “feel it”.

Antonio Donaire “目が覚めているときだけ太陽が昇る”
Exhibition style: Scriptwriting+ Storyboard Example
Date: January 25(Saturday) & 26(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 25th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Yuchen Xin’s exhibition “Our bodies give up the ghosts”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “Our bodies give up the ghosts” by Yuchen Xin on January 25(Sat.) & 26(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Yuchen Xin was born in Shanghai and now she works and lives in Melbourne. She completed her BFA (2019) in expanded studio practice (painting, drawing, video) at RMIT University in Melbourne. Her artistic practice explores the ideas relating to self-awareness, human conditions, and unconscious self-expression through various mediums including mixed media hand-formed objects, painting, video, ceramics, and digital work.

“I can feel the nerve
of this tooth
pulsing under
the gum.
Something is not right.
We grow old.
Our teeth give up
the ghost. Pain
floods our bodies
at every quarter;
some of it you can
pull out with pliers.
The rest of it’s
in too deep.”
— Glenn W. Cooper’s “Too Deep” (2007) from Some Natural Things.

Yuchen Xin “Our bodies give up the ghosts”
Exhibition style: mixed media hand-formed objects, painting, video
Date: January 25(Saturday) & 26(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 25th (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.