WAGON - e-newsletter #006

New Project Launch


Ilana Halperin: 
Geologic Intimacy (Yu no Hana)

Art-Science Project between Kyushu and Scotland


'Blood Pond Hell' hot-spring in Beppu, Photograph: 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.

Now the preparatory phase of the project has begun, and we will keep updating on any news or reports about the project over the course of the project period until the actual exhibition/event happening in autumn 2016 at Fujiya Gallery Hanayamomo, Beppu
and in spring 2017 at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.
We would like to thank all the warm and enthusiastic support we have received so far from our partners and beyond both in Japan and the UK. We would also like to acknowledge that this project is funded by Creative Scotland, Peacock Visual Arts and NPO BEPPU PROJECT. We are very grateful for their support.

For more on this project including the project overview, schedule, and latest news, please visit the project website below. 下のプロジェクトウェブサイトは日英バイリンガルになっています。プロジェクトの詳細に加え、最新ニュースなども今後こちらにアップされていく予定ですので是非ご覧ください。

Currently On View


A to/from B
a year-long silent conversation


Installation view of work by Kaori Yamashita as part of A to/from B exhibition


12 September - 3 October 2015
at Seventeen (17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JR)

A collaborative exhibition between two contemporary artists who share no cultural background - Martyna Benedyka, a recent graduate from Gray's School of Art and Kaori Yamashita, a Japanese artist working internationally - following a year-long silent virtual conversation at

> More images here

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