SOMETHING MADE DIFFERENT #SHEFFIELD

Friday is the opening of a new group exhibition at B&B Gallery: SOMETHING MADE DIFFERENT. I will be showing a series of new paintings inspired by my last trip to Bekkai Japan.

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Owen Richards (UK), Seiko Kinoshita (JP), Jo Peel (UK), Florence Blanchard (FR), Christopher Jarratt (UK) 

July 1st –  24th / B&B Gallery, Sheffield 95B Mary street
Opening times: Saturdays 10am – 4pm / weekdays by appointment
Private View: Friday 1st July / 6-9pm (Please RSVP  bradburyblanchard@gmail.com) 

After a successful debut at Parades Gallery in Matsumoto, Japan, we are delighted to bring this wonderful group show to a UK audience. Join us for the second instalment of SOMETHING MADE DIFFERENT – a collaborative exhibition of new works by 5 international artists, inspired by Japanese imagery and experiences.

The juxtaposition of Japan’s rich cultural heritage sitting alongside unique social and pioneering technological environments lends itself to diverse responses. Each artist has spent time in various parts of Japan, which has informed their individual take on a country of great contrasts. Photographs, paintings, textiles and mixed media installations will be on view throughout in the B&B gallery space throughout July.

Summer is here and it is time for SOMETHING MADE DIFFERENT.

Kodama 木霊

It took 6 days to paint this mural – we worked really hard going up and down tall ladders but on the last day the stars aligned and we were able to use a cherry picker. It’s always such a treat to work with these machines – I just wish I had my own! A big thank you to Mika Ohtsuki, her family, Ito San, and Niwa San families for making this happen.

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Back in Betsukai-chō 別海町

So I finally went back to Japan again after a mere 9 years went by since I was there last. This time I was painting a big mural in Betsukai/別海町 Hokkaido and visiting my good friend Mika and her family. Mika has been a tremendous help with organizing everything. Weather was really hot and we had to paint at the end of the day when the sun starts going down. The rest of the time was just about eating amazing food, tasting sake and hanging out with the cat.
It was just amazing.

First day was all about finding a solution to get to the top.

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