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HIKARITOKAGE Visit the Facebook event page for more details.

午後7時〜10時 場所

21、22日は、アーティストも会場にいますので 是非、お立ち寄りください!


A group show with collaborative work by artists Iro Kitamura and Sean Edward Whelan.

Opposing forces are present in everything. The shadow cast behind the vase is in equal measure, the result of the light that hits its surface. When opposing forces work in tandem, we can see a contrast and appreciate the forms that materialize. Similarly, approaching from opposite ends of the art spectrum, Iro and Whelan are meeting in the middle. By finding ways to compliment and communicate with each other through their very different visual languages, they aim to discover new forms.

Iro’s work comes from an expressive, emotional response to personal experiences and musings on street and traditional culture, music and nature. Using found materials, paper, canvas and wood panels, the textures of the paint are fluid and allowed to play across their surfaces. By harnessing the properties of the paint, he recreates and celebrates energy and life in his layered abstractions.

Whelan’s work is figurative and draws from extensive observations. Remodeling traditional and religious paraphernalia and rendering them with bright gaudy palettes, he creates part melancholic, part ironic narratives and asks questions about steadfast traditions and art in a disposable age. In contrast to Iro, and in keeping with his themes, his control over the paint and the surface is practiced and deliberate, with a meticulous attention to detail.

Opening Night: Friday Nov.21st 7pm – 10pm.
Exhibition: Nov.21st – 30th.
Gallery Hours: 10am – 10pm (Sat. & Sun. only)
Tokyo, Meguro-Ku, Kami-Meguro 1-11-1



I recently started working on a commission and have been going through a few concepts. It’s been a while since I used natural motifs in my artwork – and it’s been nice to get outside and explore the leafy areas around the river and the mossy woods nearby. Here is an early study on paper with watercolor and pencil. The final piece will be a horizontal diptych, about 150cm wide by 50 high, and probably the biggest I’ll have done yet.

Thank You Television

thank you television preview

A little series of works in honor of my favorite irrelevant medium. 39 Art in Studio Zero Myoko starts tomorrow. If you have any queries about the work get in touch. 30% of sales are going to victims of the 3.11 tsunami and radiation evacuees in Fukushima.


39 ART 展 for 3.11
2014.3/9〜4/2  13:00〜18:00

会場/実験空間 Studio Zero
電話 0255-72-2554
新井駅より徒歩 3分

Happy New Year *Update*



SpaceWomb Gallery’s annual ‘postcard exhibition’ group show has begun. The show runs from the 9th, featuring local New York artists and international artists, til the 22nd of January. Click through to the website for gallery opening hours.

Happy New Year!

2013 was a blur. The never-ending lead up to my solo show in August was intense. Interspersed with side projects, the Hazelhurst Prize in Sydney, group shows here in Japan, a studio move and the regular challenges of living abroad, there was a point where it didn’t look like it was going to come together. Fortunately, with the help of family and friends here in Japan and Blackartprojects back in Australia, the long slog was rewarded with a successful show and an Archibottle Prize win with Cake Wines.

2014 is already ramping up, with a group show in New York of postcard sized works. I’ve taken some liberties with the brief an made a 5 piece byoubu based on work I’ve been doing in acrylic recently. The show opens on January 9 which I’ll re-post after the official press release. A small collection of work will also be on display in Niseko, Hokkaido – with more details to come. Check out some of my newest below, thank you for all the support last year and all the best in 2014.

新年明けましておめでとうございます。2013年は、忙しながらもアート活動が充実した1年でした。母国メルボルンでの個展やCake Wines Archi-Bottle Award受賞でのワイン商品化、Hazelhurst Art on Paper Awardファイナリスト、地元妙高でのグループ展など様々な場所で作品を発表することが出来ました。たくさんの方々のサポートありがとうございました。


new work

Archi-Bottle Award Update

sauvignon blanc

I’m very pleased and proud to announce that I’ve taken the Cake Wines 2013 Archi-Bottle Award & my art will be featured on their Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc wine variety from today! Big thanks go out to the team at Cake Wines – a fantastic experience being part of the show and having work side by side with some amazing talent. Looking forward to having a few (glasses).

Cake Wines2013 Archi-Bottle Awardにて今年のグランプリに選ばれました!!
毎年開催されるArchi-Bottle Awardの優勝者には、Cake Winesカンパニー(オーストラリアシドニー)よりワインとして商品化されています。

「Nothing Sacred」が選ばれました!!

Cake Wines

Archi-Bottle 2013


I’m very proud to announce that my entry into the Cake Wines 2013 Archi-Bottle Award has made the finalist shortlist, and will be on show in Sydney this coming Friday the 18th! Cake Wines hold the competition every year in collaboration with Australian artists, choosing one of the 30 finalist’s artwork for the labeling of the newest wine in their range. For more info on the opening and to view the other 30 finalists, visit the cake wines facebook page here.

Playing Statues…

playing statues install

Thanks to everyone who could make it to “Playing Statues” last month, the show was a great success and I couldn’t be happier with how everything panned out. Also a huge thanks to Cake Wines , Blackartprojects,  and Illuminate that handled the venue, logistics & presentation, looking forward to the next one sometime in the future. Cheers!

For a wrap of the festivities at Cake Wines Pop-up in Fitzroy, Melbourne last month –> video here

Blackartprojects & Cake Wines present…

playing statues

83 Kerr Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

For more details visit www.blackartprojects.com
View the catalog here


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Art on Paper: Hazelhurst Art Award 2013 Update

Congratulations to Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, winner of the Hazelhurst Art Award 2013. Her winning entry, titled as the sky falls through five fingers #131 took the top prize this year; and artists, Gregory Hodge and Michelle Cawthorn took the Emerging Artist prize and and Local Artist prize respectably. The show will continue until August 25 when the People’s Choice Award will be announced, so if you are in the Sydney area, be sure to see the biggest collection of artworks the Hazelhurst Art Award has had so far. More information on the website.

Tradition Gave Me a Funny Feeling
Pencil on Paper

I’m very proud to announce that my piece “Tradition Gave Me A Funny Feeling” has made the shortlist for the Art on Paper: Hazelhurst Art Award 2013. The exhibition opens July 6th and runs until August 25th.

Conditions of entry were that the art be made of, on or about paper, and of the 750 entries 96 were chosen to be included in the exhibition. It’s very exciting to have made the shortlist and have my artwork displayed beside some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists. Winners of the competition will be announced early next week.

My artwork will also be available – for any inquiries please contact Hazelhurst through their website

7月6日から開催されるシドニーのHazelhurst Gallery アートアワード 2013 (Art on Paper) 出展作品「伝統から受け取る奇妙な感情」が、最終選考に選ばれました!同アワードでは、750人の応募があり、選ばれた96名のアート作品が Hazelhurst Gallery にて8月25日まで展示されます。グランプリ、各受賞者の発表は、いよいよ来週です!

Now Available!

2 new pieces (Reconstruction Theory & Floating Guardian) are now available at Signed & Numbered fine art print store in Melbourne, Australia. Printed on Arches Digital, 100% cotton textured paper, each Giclée is individually signed and numbered in a strictly limited edition of 15. Available in store or online, each Giclée print comes with a certificate of authenticity and framing options, starting at $70au.

本日より、オーストラリア メルボルンのアートストアーにて作品販売が始まりました。2作品限定各15枚・シリアルナンバー・直筆サイン・証明書付き。ジークレープリント・テクス チャードファインアート紙(コットン100%)AU$70.00 (日本円価格7,150)オンラインストアーは、こちら Signed & Numbered.