News category: Art & Exhibitions

20 January 2016

Carl Randall exhibiting at Christie's New York, 23 January to 7 February 2016

Carl Randall (Daiwa Scholar 2003) is taking part in an exhibition at Christie’s New York, 23 January to 7 February 2016. Recent large Japan-based ink paintings of his will be exhibited and auctioned at Drawings from the Royal Drawing School – a group exhibition at Christie’s, running alongside Master Drawings Week New York 2016 and a Christie’s Old Master Drawings sale. His work will be exhibited alongside renowned artists such as President of the Royal Academy Christopher Le Brun, and Royal Academician Humphrey Ocean.

Read on

12 November 2015

'Picture, Letter' Closing Party on 22 November 2015, 4pm to 8pm

Jenny Wright’s illustrations have always been inextricably linked with words – from her captioned Peculiar Men to her tendencies towards book illustrating. By harnessing the written word, Jenny breathes more life into, and adds another dimension to her characters. This exhibition, in contrast, takes a step back and questions the potential of ‘the image as language’. Picture, Letter is on at the St Bride Foundation until 22 November, open Tuesdays – Saturdays during theatre performances (6:30pm – 11pm). The closing party on Sunday, 22 November runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. 

Read on

22 October 2015

Visiting manga artist

World-famous manga artist (or mangaka – 漫画家) Akiko Hatsu (波津 ・彬子) visited London this week, giving a talk at the British Museum in the Japan Galleries.  Known for her work in the genre of shojo-manga (少女漫画), Akiko Hatsu was very influential in the development of the genre and also instrumental in coining the term Yaoi.

Read on

11 August 2015

Exhibition by Ichijoh Shimotani at the Double Tree by Hilton West End in London, 2-5 October 2015

This London exhibition is Ichijoh Shimotani’s first ever show outside of Japan.

Ichijoh Shimotani is a Japanese Bokusai painter based in Osaka, Japan.  Born in Tokushima, Japan, Ichijoh graduated from the The Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1965 and soon discovered her love for painting. In 1974, she ventured into the world of oil painting and has had a presence in the Japanese traditional and modern art scene ever since.

Read on

16 March 2015

Edmund de Waal featured in 'Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector' at the Barbican Centre until 25 May

As part of  the Barbican’s major new exhibition on artists as collectors (Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector), former Daiwa Scholar,  Edmund de Waal is showing the first collection he ever made as a child, containing shells, fossils and architectural fragments, alongside sixty-five Japanese netsuke from the collection given to him by his Uncle Iggie. To draw these historical collections together, Edmund is also exhibiting a work he made in 2011, from the collection of a private man, a biographical work of fifty-seven porcelain vessels held within a vitrine. All three collections will be on public view for the first time.  The show is on until 25 May 2015.

Read on

23 February 2015

'Sound and Vision' at LGLondon - curated by Jonathan Watkins and featuring work by Yukio Fujimoto and David Cunningham

Sound and Vision at LGLondon is on from 21 February to 11 April 2015

This exhibition, curated by Jonathan Watkins, Director of the Ikon gallery in Birmingham,  focuses on the nature of human perception. The circumscription of our aural and visual experience – simply, through the way our bodies work – is played on by David Cunningham (b. Ireland, 1954) and Yukio Fujimoto (b. Japan 1950) in order to achieve compelling artistic outcomes. They make the most of the truism that we only hear what we can hear, and see what we can see. This is the first time Cunningham and Fujimoto, both equally acclaimed and influential internationally, have exhibited together.

Read on