Yesterday I arrived in Japan to live for about 1 year. The website will develop and updates will be regular as the projects begin.
The first project started straight off the the plane! I was driven from the Narita airport doors to Fukagawa Ippuku gallery in Tokyo for delivering 8 photographs from my Ishinomaki Sunlight series. The charity exhibition supports projects in Tohoku region. 6 – 10 March, open daily from 12 – 7pm.
more information here http://www.fukagawa-ippuku.jp/en/index.html
Over the Christmas and New Year holidays the first donation from the sale of my photography (prints, postcards and calendars) was given to the Ishinomaki citizen group organising the restoration of the tsunami damaged 130 year old wooden Russian Orthodox church located on a small island in the city of Ishinomaki. This church was the centre of my interactive video projection mapped public art installation called Light Projection Ceremony, held in April and May 2012. 100,000yen (about $1000) was given to the group. Thank you to everyone who went the exhibition in Tokyo and anyone who purchased some of my works.
A very big thank you to Iwasaki-san, Suzuki-san, Serizawa-san and Izumi-san from Gallery éf, Tokyo for their work, support and financial assistance to help make this possible.
Re-Church is the restoration group’s website blog – http://rechurch-ishinomaki.blogspot.jp/ [日本語 Japanese only]
You can continue to support the restoration group through purchasing my postcards or calendars, and also you are invited to the Sydney exhibition opening 6pm on Thursday 10th January at Gaffa, Clarence St Sydney. [ http://www.gaffa.com.au/171181 ]
Set of 6 postcards of photographs from 石巻 Ishinomaki Sunlight project and series of exhibitions. Now available through the web shop.
Part of the sale from these postcards will be donated to a local citizen group restoring a tsunami damaged church. http://rechurch-ishinomaki.blogspot.jp/
Printed in Japan
Packaged by Richard in Australia
10 x 15 cm
$10.00 including shipping in Australia, worldwide shipping available also.
Today I finished the online shop with Bigcartel, it is now open!
Available currently are the set of 6 photographic postcards from the Ishinomaki Sunlight project. A calendar is coming soon, and donations are available also to help realise next years projects in Ishinomaki, including a book about sounds from Ishinomaki, and a collaborative performance with a local Taiko group in September 2013.
Thank you so much for any support you might consider.