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.

SOMETHING / MADE / DIFFERENT Parades Gallery Matsumoto JP

This Friday is the opening of SOMETHING / MADE / DIFFERENT  a four person exhibition  at Parades gallery in Matsumoto Japan with artwork by Jo Peel, Chris Jarratt, Owen Richards and myself. The exhibition will travel to Tokyo later in the year.

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Something made differentとは今あるものを別のものにするという意味があります。

日本の豊かな文化遺産と共存するユニークな社会、先駆的なテクノロジー、それらが混じり合った環境は多様なレスポンスを生み出します。
本展ではそんな多様性のある『日本』を4人の海外アーティスト達が独自の視点で捉えた作品を展示します。彼らが「春の訪れと共に新しい形を追求しましょう」とアートをを通じて呼びかけている作品は今ある日常を別の角度から切り取っています。
For any enquiry: paradesgallery@gmail.com 080 4426 2265

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Each artist will be exhibiting their individual response to Japan, a country of great contrasts. The juxtaposition of its rich cultural heritage sitting alongside unique social and pioneering technological environments lends itself to diverse responses……… Spring is here and it is time for something made different.

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グループ展【 SOMETHING / MADE / DIFFERENT 】

開催期間:4月29日(金)〜 5月8日
営業時間:12:00 – 19:00
* 展示期間中無休

****** OPENING RECEPTION
4月29日 12:00からオープニングイベント
展示アーティストのジョー・ピールとクリストファー・ジャラットが在廊します。

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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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