We just got back from an amazing trip to Japan.
We took two galleries with us - The Match Box History Gallery and A snapshot Gallery . (see image list for names of works). We enjoyed introducing them to all. We travelled to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Yokohama catching up with participating artists, visiting galleries and arts organisations, and meeting the people of each city.
We look forward to writing more about our trip soon.
In the mean time here are a few snapshots
Ginza, Tokyo - our two new friends, university students at the UNSW who saw our artwork at Awespace, Sydney and were amazed to then see us on the streets of Tokyo - so were we! - a really small world! Here they are with our gallery featuring works by L-R Yutaka Katoh, Leanne and Zoe MacDonell - the first artists from Japan and Australia to create work for our galleries.
Outside Nagoya train station - One of our many gallery guests viewing works L-R by Simon Cooper, Leanne and Jennie Tate. We have been exhibiting Simon and Jennie’s works since we took our first Match Box Gallery out on Australia Day 2006
We spent so much time on the trains - two of the many curious guests to our galleries viewing our snapshots - our train conductors waiting to board the bullet train.
Yodogawa - Osaka. Collaborative artist duo, Yodogawa Technique giving us a tour of where they first started creating work together - on the banks of the Yodogawa River, Osaka.
Mount Fuji on a perfect sunny day from the bullet train - shinkansen
Come back here to view more snaps shortly.