Japan Projects

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In September 95 with an Artist Fellowship from the Japan Foundation and with the advise of my host Dr Kisho Kurokawa I embarked on a project "Art in the context of Contemporary Architecture in Japan". In 1998 I introduced Tadao Ando Architects to Ove Arup who together formed the competition winners for the Manchester Piccadilly Gardens Regeneration.

Japan related Projects include:

Dec 01 Lecture "Bringing Nature Nearer to the inpatients experience" Dept of Architecture University of Tokyo.

Oct 00 Influence of British Artist on Post War Japan, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Scholarship

Jun 99 Exhibition "Engaging Nature" Daiwa Anglo- Japan Foundation Gallery.Video prints featuring a range of Japanese buildings by leading architects.

Apr 99 Strand Chairman for Japanese Delegation at CHARTS World Culture/Health Symposium Manchester Met Univ. Presented "Second Nature" lecture on Hospital Art & Architecture in Japan

Mar 99 Lecture "From Rock Gardens to Bullet Trains" Edinburgh University & Japan Soc of Scotland

Oct 98 GB Sasakawa Foundation Fellowship to explore ways artist & designers were contributing towards the latest range of health care facilities.

Dec 97 Organised "Selection and Adaption" British & Japanese Architecture Daiwa Foundation London

Oct 97 Lecture "Art & Contemporary Architecture in Japan" The Japan Society London

Sep 97 Lecture "Art in Japanese Hospitals". Arts in Health Care Learning From Experience International Conference Roehampton Institute London.

Jul 97 The Farringdon Exchange, artist and architects from Japan residing in the UK.

Apr 96 The Tokyo Exchange & the Kansai Exchanges Osaka Artist/Architect Roundtable .

Sep 95 The Japan Foundation Artist Fellowship Interviewed many leading architects, artists and curators. Established archive over 2000 slides; new buildings, traditional architecture and gardens.


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