Saturday, 6 September 2008

Puzzle Project comes to London!

Puzzle Project 2008 - Osaka and London

Puzzle project comes to the UK!

Started in 2005 in Osaka, the Puzzle Project is taking place again this year in Osaka at Artists Space CERO and in London at the Willesden Green Art Centre. Puzzle Project is managed by Osaka-based artists, Takashi Inaba and Atsushi Takamatsu. The project began in 2005 and it is intended that it should run annually in various venues in Japan and abroad. Ginko Fine Art artist, Christopher McHugh, took part in the 2006 event which was held in Osaka at the two galleries of UniPon2Kau2 and Chef d'Ouvre between February and March, 2006.

The central theme of the project is international exchange and last year's event attracted about 70 artists. Although the majority of these were from Japan and Korea, the USA, UK, Sweden and other countries were also represented. The idea is that the Puzzle should continue to grow and be an ever-evolving piece of art, bringing together a disparate range of artists, working in a variety of media. The 2006 project incorporated printmakers, photographers, calligraphers, painters and sculptors, amongst others.

This year, the Project will be held in Osaka at Artist Space CERO from 8th until 20th September and will come to the Wall Gallery at the Willesden Green Art Centre, London, from 20th October until 12th November.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us for more details.

Osaka - Artist Space CERO



Artist Space CERO
Tel/Fax: 06-6538-0077
※work in progress形式の展覧会

London - Willesden Green Art Centre

10.19.08 - 15.11.08

Opening party:23.10.08

The Wall / The Gallery at Willesden Green
(Willesden Green Library Centre)
The Gallery, Willesden Green Library Centre,
95 High Road, London NW10 2SF

Puzzle Project Flyer frontPuzzle Project Flyer back

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Ikebana Event at Jesmond Dene House, 1st September 2008

Ginko Fine Art exhibits ikebana vases by Ikuko Iwamoto and others at Ladies who Lunch Ikebana Event at Jesmond Dene House Hotel, 1st September, 2008.


Ginko Fine Art displayed ikebana vases by Royal College of Art graduate Ikuko Iwamoto alongside other exclusive Japanese items at this Ladies who Lunch event which was help on Monday 1st September at Jesmond Dene House. Special guest, Valerie Whitfield, President of the Durham Chapter of Ikebana International, explained the history, rules and styles of Ikebana and demonstrated arrangements from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Valerie Whitfiled demonstrtes the basics of Sogetsu ikebana

Miniature ikebana puzzle vase

Friday, 16 May 2008

Artist Book Seoul 2008

Christopher McHugh exhibits at the Seoul International Book Art Fair 2008, May 14-18


Christopher McHugh exhibited Driftwood Book and Fossil boes I-V at the Seoul International Book Art Fair this week. The works were selected by Inagaki Yukiko of I Art Planning, Osaka, Japan. Other exhibitors in the I Art Planning area included

INAGAKI, Yukiko (Japan)
GYOBU, Fumi (Japan)
SASAGAWA, Hideaki (Japan)
SHIBATAKA, Kozo (Japan)
Tatuco=Kaori (Japan)
TERADA, Mariko (Japan)

Date: May 14th (Wed.) - May 18th (Sun.) 2008, 10:00-19:00 Venue: COEX Pacific Hall, Samsung Dong, Seoul, Korea

Christopher McHugh Solo Exhibition

Christopher Mchugh exhibits etchings and mixed media installation at UniPon2Kau2 Art Project Space, Osaka, Japan


Ginko Fine Art artist, Christopher McHugh, exhibited SHOAL, a solo exhibition of etchings and mixed media work at UniPon2Kau2 Art Project Space, Osaka, Japan, in March 2008. The centre piece of the exhibition was an installation of about 27 carved wooded fish, based on his earlier "Shoal" series of etchings, also displayed. Driftwood Book, together with five examples from his Fossil Box series were also shown.

Detail of Shoal installation


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