Monthly Archives: February 2020

Announcing Madeleine Sherburn’s exhibition ” in the morning we watch the seeds grow. “

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “in the morning we watch the seeds grow.” by Madeleine Sherburn on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Madeleine Sherburn is a Melbourne based emerging artist, graduating from Photography Studies College in 2019, obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Photography, Majoring in Fine Art. As she expands her practice from photography to other mediums; such as video, performance, installation and text, Madeleine’s work tends to question her own placement within the roles and rituals that are abided by modern western society. With a particular focus on how this coerces our past, present and future.

How do we define an impression when its permanence is momentary ? ‘In the morning we watch the seeds grow.’ explores human presence and absence and its potential implications on the natural environment. The intention behind the exhibited works is to question collective and personal perceptions of relationships held with space; both in terms of the natural and the manufactured. As we interfere with objects and space, even if previously untouched, there is a bond tethered between the two, sometimes ignored but never unseen. 

Madeleine Sherburn “in the morning we watch the seeds grow.”
Exhibition style: Installation Art

Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
Exhibition space: Studio 1
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.



Announcing Nicole Tay Hui Hsien’s exhibition “Hanakotoba: Our Untold Stories”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “Hanakotoba: Our Untold Stories” by Nicole Tay Hui Hsien on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Nicole Tay Hui Hsien is a recent graduate from 3dsense Media School, specialising in Concept Art and Digital Illustration. Prior to 3dsense, she graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor Degree (with Honours) in Communications and New Media, working as a graphic designer for 5 years following her graduation.  

The language people speak through the gifting of flowers — hanakotoba. I’d like to share untold stories through the symbolic meanings people extend to flowers, telling them through symbolism, context and visuals.

Often, intent and meaning is lost in translation, and the message fades in its reception. I’d like to share these stories untold, of summer skies and autumn nights, of blooming sunflowers of adoration and flyaway dandelions of hope. 

Nicole Tay Hui Hsien “Hanakotoba: Our Untold Stories”
Exhibition style: digital prints and hanging prints

Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
Exhibition space: Studio 1
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.

Announcing Ong Huan Yi Ernest’s exhibition “花言葉 – 薔薇”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition ” 花言葉 – 薔薇 ” by Ong Huan Yi Ernest on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Ong Huan Yi Ernest is a Digital Illustrator that from graduated from 3dsense Media School in November 2019, specialising in Concept Design and Illustration. Formerly studied Digital Media Design(Games) in Nanyang Polytechnic(NYP) in Singapore.

For this exhibition Ernest will be exploring the topic of Hanakotoba with my fellow digital artists from Singapore. Each of us will be exploring on a different flower and its meaning, and then work on an illustration.

He will be exploring both the Red Rose and White Rose. Symbolizing both Love, Innocence and Devotion, and will be working on an Illustration based on a story of how a couple met each other and eventually fell in love and then, remained together forever.

Ong Huan Yi Ernest ” 花言葉 – 薔薇 “
Exhibition style:  illustration

Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
Exhibition space: Studio 1
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.



Announcing Ng Shu Jie Elden’s exhibition “ゆりの花言葉”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “ゆりの花言葉 by Ng Shu Jie Elden on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Ng Shu Jie Elden is a digital artist from Singapore. He completed his diploma in digital animation and graduated from Singapore polytechnic in 2016. He then further his studies in 2018 and graduated from 3dsense media school recently in November 2019. Since young, Elden loves to play trading card games and always dream of being able to create wonderful pieces of artworks like those on the cards. 

The smooth petals of the white lilies depicts the everlasting purity of the flower
The vibrant gradient of the orange lilies radiates with splendor 
Both of these beautiful flowers are similar in name
but each emanates a totally different feeling when in sight.

In this exhibition, the artist uses the hanakotoba meanings of the flowers to create contrasting character illustrations 
to show the difference of the similiar flowers 

Ng Shu Jie Elden “ゆりの花言葉”
Exhibition style:  character illustration

Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
Exhibition space: Studio 1
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.



Announcing Jacobus Capone’s exhibition “7 Cuts to the Landscape”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “7 Cuts to the Landscape” by Jacobus Capone on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Born and based in Perth, Western Australia, Jacobus Capone maintains a practice that incorporates performance, photography, video installation, painting and site-specific work. Characteristically evocative his work frequently combines physically demanding durational performances with sublime landscapes. In 2007, he traversed Australia by foot, in order to pour water from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific. The same year received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Edith Cowan University.

Taking place in a local neglected bamboo forrest Jacobus’s project embraces the overwhelming yet mundane nature of the environment, using it as a medium to explore the threshold separating sacred and profane space.
After having spent a month of time within the forrest he devised 7 gestures to unfold over the course of 7 hours in a single day, at 7 sites within the forrest that gradually grew in elevation.
Seven cuts are essentially made to negative space created by dead and fallen bamboo, before entering into that space and intuitively responding to its parameters.

Jacobus Capone “7 Cuts to the Landscape”
Exhibition style: performance / video installation

Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
Exhibition space: Kura Gallery
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.

– Jacobus Capone is a selected artist of Asialink Arts 2019 Creative Exchange Artist to Studio Kura.

Announcing Lim Jun Yu ‘s exhibition “花言葉”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “花言葉: language of flowers” by Lim Jun Yu on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Lim Jun Yu is a beginner digital artist and he has only started drawing for a year. Recently graduated from Singapore’s 3dsense media school in 2019, he is aspiring to become a digital concept artist for games company. His dream is to be able to create commercialized art that can entertain and inspire people in different mediums such as games, movies, anime and comic ect.

For this exhibition I will be doing a series of painted illustration based on my interpretation of flowers. The flowers are all colored in red but all have different meanings. I wanted to use these flowers to portray different emotions/ feelings I had in the different stage of my life.

Lim Jun Yu ” 花言葉: language of flowers “
Exhibition style:  Printed artwork on paper hanged on walls.

Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
Exhibition space: Studio 1
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.

Announcing Brett Piva’s exhibition “KOMOREBI”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition “KOMOREBI” by Brett Piva on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Brett Piva is a Contemporary Artist and Curator based in Newcastle Australia. Piva’s beginnings started in a rural setting near the Murrumbidgee River in NSW, Australia. Relocating to an urban environment, his affection for ‘The Australian Bush’ grows stronger by
the day. Piva develops natural patterns and lines within his work that are found whilst adventuring in drier Australian bush climates and within forestries that strongly benefit from rainfall along the coast.

Brett Piva will share various abstract works on glass using gold leaf, enamels and other mediums painted in reverse on glass. Piva will use various tools and brushes that have been hand made during the residency using leaves, fronds, branches and other items collected in Itoshima’s natural environment.

Brett Piva “KOMOREBI”
Exhibition style:  abstract reverse painting with gold leaf, acrylic and enamel on glass within paintings and timber sculptural pieces.

Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
Exhibition space: Studio 2
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.

Announcing Rebecca Green’s OPEN STUDIO: PLAY

We are pleased to announce an open studio “PLAY” by Rebecca Green on February 22(Sat.) & 23(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Rebecca Green is an illustrator and author whose work has found a home in children’s and middle grade publishing, editorial illustration, and fine art galleries. In her work, she uses an array of traditional materials including gouache, colored pencil, ink, and cut paper. She graduated with her BFA in Illustration 2010 and has since been working as a freelance illustrator. She has shown her work in Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Denver, Nashville, and most recently in Osaka, Japan, where she has been living for the last year with her husband.

Peek inside the studio of illustrator and author, Rebecca Green. During her month-long residency at Studio Kura, Green is focusing on play, improvisation, and experimentation. This exhibition will allow visitors to see works in progress, journal pages, sketches, and the artist’s favorite materials.

Rebecca Green’s OPEN STUDIO: PLAY
work style: Illustration
Date: February 22(Saturday) & 23(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
work showing space: Studio 1
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same periods.