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Residence Period: 2016.09.16-2016.09.29


A cross-cultural exchange project based on the value of making connections and valuing contingencies.

Drawing Water is an exchange project between students from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (QCA), Brisbane, Australia, Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA), and Joshibi University of Art and Design (Joshibi).

Water is central to contemporary concerns about sustainability; but it has also been central to our own physical being (our bodies are composed of at least 70 percent of water) and to our dreams and unconscious. The project will encourage artists to search for streams of continuity and rivers of shared ideas and follow them until they arrive at inland seas where new possibilities of understanding and connecting the world bob on the surface.

The Drawing Water project will begin with a series of on-line exchanges by visual researchers from all institutions, and will culminate in a ten-day workshop in Tokyo in September 2016. Outcomes will include exhibitions and events in Tokyo and Brisbane, papers, and an online catalogue.

This project is a joint initiative between Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research and Touch Base Creative Network.

■Exhibition・Open Studio・Event Info
Date: September 26 (Mon) - 28 (Wed), 2016
Time: 12:00-18:00
Closing Party: Sept. 28 (Wed) from 5pm
Event page: Facebook

Address: AIR 3331 Nishikicho Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Google maps: http://bit.ly/1MYHNdS
Access: Jimbocho Station: 6 mins walk from Exit A9, Hanzomon Line, Toei Mita Line, Toei Shinjuku Line

Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) & Touch Base Creative Network

Group 1
Carol McGregor (QCA)
Sachiko Suzuki, Yuki Sawaoka (TUA)
Mana Ishimoto, Masumi Iida (JOSHIBI)

Group 2
Sally Molloy (QCA)
Miyoko Ozaki (TUA)
Nonoko Kanke, Misuzu Kanda (JOSHIBI)

Group 3
Anthony Vue (QCA)
Rubii Miyoshi (TUA)
Misaki Nakatsuji, Sayuri Furukawa, Hanano Sakamoto (JOSHIBI)

Group 4
Nat Koyama (QCA)
Miyuki Inagaki, Tomohiro Kubota (TUA)
Maho Saito, Madoka Sugino (JOSHIBI)

■ Faculty
Ross Woodrow, Pat Hoffie, Bill Platz, Russell Craig (Queensland College of Art GCCAR)
Linda Dennis (Touch Base Creative Network)
Katsuaki Sakata (Joshibi University of Art & Design)
Hirotoshi Sakaguchi (Tokyo University of the Arts)

GCCAR Project Page
Touch Base Creative Network
Contact: linda@linda-dennis.com

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