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Fri, 17 Mar

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Bury

Japanese Day at MASA-UK Art Gallery

March would be dedicated to THE Japanese culture at Masa-UK Art Gallery. To justify our nickname “hidden treasure of Bury” we are bringing another gem artist in Tomomi Kitzawa (Tomo) AND local artist Lynne Miller

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Japanese Day at MASA-UK Art Gallery
Japanese Day at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Time & Location

17 Mar 2023, 11:00 – 18 Mar 2023, 17:00

Bury, 10a Bolton St, Bury BL9 0LQ, UK

About the event

March would be dedicated to THE Japanese culture at Masa-UK Art Gallery.

To justify our nickname “hidden treasure of Bury” we are bringing another gem artist in Tomomi Kitzawa (Tomo).

Alongside with a spiritual thought provoking sculptures by Tomo we are happy to present our local unrivalled talented lady Lynne Miller from Whitefield and her embroidery - Japanese stitching art like Geishas and many other teams .

Tomomi Kitzawa (Tomo) is a Japanese artist, living and working in the Northwest of England. After finishing her BA Fine Arts at the Department of Ceramics studies in Kanagwa Japan, she went on to complete her Masters at the University of Craft and Design in Budapest, Hungary.

Her sculptures are mostly created by the feelings she is experiencing at that particular moment. However, the inspiration behind her work comes from the “Ruten” a Buddhism word which means “continual change”. "Ruten" means in Buddhism that birth, death, and cause and effect are reincarnated. In general, it means not staying in one state but shifting and changing.

That is why all of her sculpture shapes are dependent of Tomomi’s emotional viewpoint, at that particular point in time. In her own words, Tomomi, believes that the each person who encounters her work can find their emotions in them.

The work by Lindsey is really impressive. She found an inspiration from everything around her, and continued producing stunning embroidery pieces for over 40 years.

Whether it was the orchid flowers, her cat or her favourite singers like Freddy Mercury, she always finds a way to create new art. She is particularly inspired in the Japanese art, especially the art of Geishas, Shintaru Katsu and Toshiro Misune.

Looking forward to seeing you at MASA-UK Art Gallery for this special event and celebrate Japanese culture with art, home-made sushi and wine.

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