EcoCreatives: Nurturing Creativity, Piece by Piece is the second season of the EcoCreative Cluster, which connects practitioners and practices focusing on nature-based materials and natural dyeing techniques. Over the course of 2022, there have been various collaborative activities taken place, including the dye garden development, skill-sharing workshops and online conversations with dye practitioners across the world.
“What might shift in our understanding of and relationship with geology and geological time, if we imagine ourselves as part of the rock cycle? As part of a deep time calcium carbonate family tree from coral, limestone and marble to our teeth and bones?” − Ilana Halperin
The Rock Cycle (Yamaguchi) is a cross-disciplinary exhibition connecting Yamaguchi, in Japan, and Orkney, in Scotland.
Undertaken by Naoko Mabon (curator) and Deborah Gray (textile artist), Oban Heritage of Colours explores the dyeing and growing heritage of Oban, and the origins and heritage of the dye plants growing in the Dye Garden at The Rockfield Centre, Oban. The project is culminated with an interactive digital map of historical growing sites, a collection of writings and pictures of dye plants at the Dye Garden, a natural dyeing workshop and a future potential for guided walks. Presented by The Rockfield Centre in Oban as part of Heritage Horizon programme of CHArts with support from Scottish Power Foundation.
Over the 1st and 2nd of November, at the beginning of COP26, Renuka Ramanujam (artist/designer/writer) and Naoko Mabon (curator) have created the “COP” and “Oban’s Climate Future” window display at Oban Youth Cafe Project.
Photographs by: David Fryer (Cave of Red Rocks, and Girdle Ness Lighthouse); Yvette Bathgate (summer swim, and screenshot from video of dolphin jump); Jake Shepherd (rest during a coastal walk); Naoko Mabon (Victoria Bridge with a rowing boat on River Dee) 写真提供：デイヴィッド・フライヤー（レッドロックの洞窟；ガードルネス灯台）、イヴェット・バスゲート（夏の水泳；イルカのジャンプのを撮った動画のスクリーンショット）、ジェイク・シェパード（海岸散歩中の休憩）、メイボン尚子（ディー川のボートとヴィクトリア・ブリッジ）
It is delighted to announce that Torry Ecomuseum Project, for which WAGON is a part of the management team, has been launched on Saturday 23rd January 2021. You can watch the virtual launch event (via Facebook Live) here.
Contemporary art exhibition for 110 Years of Japanese Immigration in Brazil Kyojitsu-Hiniku: Between the Skin and the Flesh of Japan
7 – 23 September 2018
Pavilhão Japonês, Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil
Juliana Kase | Takanori Suga | Detanico Lain | Satoshi Hashimoto | Hikaru Fujii
– Brazilian Society of Japanese Culture and Social Services (BUNKYO)
– 110 Years of Japanese Immigration in Brazil;
– Consulate General of Japan in Sao Paulo;
– The Japan Foundation, São Paulo.
RELATED PUBLIC EVENTS:
– 9 September (Sun) 3pm: Event by Satoshi Hashimoto
– 15 September (Sat) 2pm: Dance Performance by Danilo Silveira
– 15 September (Sat) 3-5pm: Artist Talk by Juliana Kase
– 22 September (Sat) 2pm: Dance + Sound Performance by Beatriz Sano and They-Group
– 22 September (Sat) 3-5pm: Artist Talk by Takanori Suga
– 23 September (Sun) 4pm: Sound-visual performance by Rodrigo Amor Experimental and Evandro Nicolau
Installation view of the exhibition ‘Kyojitsu-Hiniku: Between the Skin and the Flesh of Japan’ at Pavilhão Japonês, Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo. Installation shot: Fernando Lima.
WAGON is thrilled to announce its new project Kyojitsu-Hiniku: Between the Skin and the Flesh of Japan, a contemporary art exhibition dedicated to 110 Years of Japanese Immigration in Brazil. The exhibition features works by Juliana Kase, Takanori Suga, Detanico Lain, Satoshi Hashimoto and Hikaru Fujii at the Pavilhão Japonês in the Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, Brazil.
WAGON is delighted to announce In Praise of Shadows, the first two-person exhibition between Atsuo Hukuda (b.1958, Hokkaido) and Alan Johnston (b.1945, Edinburgh) in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Hosted by Suisei-Art, a project space based in a historical Kanazawa Machiya building. Curated by Naoko Mabon.
Friday 31 March – Saturday 29 April 2017
Peacock Visual Arts (21 Castle Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BQ Scotland)
Artist’s Talk in conversation with Professor Tim Ingold from the Anthropology Department of the University of Aberdeen and Peacock Visual Arts’ Director Nuno Sacramento.
Saturday 1 April 2017, 3-4.30pm
IMAGE CREDIT: Fiona Stephen
To read a feature in Creative Scotland website, please click here.
To read a feature in The James Hutton Institute website, please click here.
To view more on the project, please click here.
WAGON is delighted to announce Leaves Without Routes: 根も葉も無い, an art exhibition featuring work by four Japanese contemporary artists – Yasunori Kawamatsu, Yuki Okumura, Nobuyuki Yamamoto and Kaori Yamashita – at Nan-Men Ting 323 (南門町三二三), a Japanese style house originally built in 1930s during the Japanese colonial period within Taipei Botanical Garden in Taiwan.
The first on-site photo report for our ongoing project Ilana Halperin: Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana) by BEPPU PROJECT is now up. 今回「イラナ・ハルペリン：地質学的むつまじさ（湯の花）」プロジェクトをパートナーとしてサポートしていただいているBEPPU PROJECTさんより第一回目の現地フォトレポートが届きました。
‘Blood Pond Hell’ hot-spring in Beppu, Photography: Ilana Halperin
We are delighted to announce that, together with one of the most acclaimed Scotland-based contemporary artists Ilana Halperin, we have officially launched Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana), a new art-science project between Japanese island Kyushu and Scotland.
As its very first exhibition curation project, WAGON is currently underway in developing an exhibition for Japanese, US-based artist Kaori Yamashita. The project will invite Kaori for a short stay in Aberdeen to create a new site-specific installation relating to the city.