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SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT NUCLEAR POWERPLANT

May 31st, 2012 Nigel No comments

A thought-provoking and highly effective collection of objet, painting, photography and more from Kazu Ayabe (game designer), Fumiaki Ishiwata (photography), Takeshi Ito (woodwork artist),Naoko Nishikawa (Art Therapy) and ONION (artist), together they have themed their exhibition with the sole purpose of raising more awareness and promoting action regarding the stricken Fukushima reactor plant ….” we feel strongly that not enough people are stepping up and voicing their concerns due to the deeply ingrained “non-confrontational” aspects within Japanese society…….we know that many people are in a quandary as how to stop a repeat of the terrible events of last year while at the same time having worries about speaking out……..we are silently angry and have used this strong emotion creatively and hope our efforts will give people inspiration”

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exhibition runs until june 5th east gallery space 102 .

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CONCRETE JUNGLE by APLACE GSTYLE .

May 31st, 2012 Nigel No comments

Back again,this time with their 2012 Summer Collection comprising of handmade garments and accessories in fresh colours and styles, presented amidst freestanding photography depicting models doing what they do best, modeling!

Finishes may 31st at 7pm. http://www.aplacegstyle.com/

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GO!GO! HEROES-REASON TO FIGHT! by HARIKEN west 1F.

May 25th, 2012 Nigel No comments

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Ending on sunday 27th this popular exhibition sees the welcome return of prolific , multi-talented artist Hariken http://hariken.net/ , back again at DFG with his much vaunted, highly original illustrated characters which lend themselves easily to toys, t-shirts and much more …….

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CIMG1111757self-confessed melon-bread junkie Hariken “i’m a melon-bread hunter and always green…..”  will be live painting on both saturday at 5pm and again on sunday at 4pm (live paint viewing entails a small entry charge of just ¥200 per person)

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DF VOL 36 APPLICATION AVAILABILITY

May 25th, 2012 Nigel No comments

AS OF TODAY ALL BOOTHS IN ALL AREAS FOR NEXT NOVEMBER’S DESIGN FESTA VOL 36 EVENT AT TOKYO BIG SIGHT HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD OUT EXCEPT FOR SUPERSIZE LIVE PAINTING  AND WORKSHOP SPACES BOTH LOCATED WITHIN OUR SPECIAL  AREA.  (please click here for application details for these remaining spaces http://designfesta.com/en/app-special/ )

DESIGN FESTA OFFICE WOULD LIKE TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPATING ARTISTS FOR THIS INCREDIBLE RESPONSE!

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Ki:on Open Kimono Exhibition

May 25th, 2012 Nigel No comments

Just had the pleasure of meeting 3 young contemporary Kimono designers hosting their first ever exhibition!

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Asami first met Chiori while both were studying at the Otsuka Kimono College while currently Terumi and Chiori work together…….the 3 designers each with some 5 years creative experience behind them explained the concept of their Ki:on presentation……” Usually kimonos are very expensive, hard to wear and require specialist cleaning, what we are doing is offering original handmade kimono designs which can be worn easily and washed by hand at home!”  visit http://kionkimono.blogspot.jp/ for more details. The exhibition runs until sunday evening east gallery space 102 and offers not only kimonos but a wide range of original obi (belt) accessories too . ( kimonos purchased during the exhibition, will be packaged and sent afterwards , accessories may be taken away on the day)

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“Yume-Koi3″ group photography west gallery 2A > may 29

May 25th, 2012 Nigel No comments

Back again for their 3rd time at DFG, the creative ,collaborative and photographic talents of friends , Karin, Rin & Yuki-To!

http://ameblo.jp/yumekoi2/

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VISION STREET WEAR BRAND FOOTWEAR PRESENTATION.

May 25th, 2012 Nigel No comments

Ending tonight over in our east gallery’s 202 space a huge range of cutting edge original styles, something for everyone here……..exhibition until 7pm or visit http://www.visiondance.jp/

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