Residents / Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange 2019

The first residencies for artists based in Japan as part of the Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange Programme have been awarded to the visual artists Nao Nishihara and Nobuko Tsuchiya. Nao will be based at Hospitalfield in Arbroath for one month in September and Nobuko at Cove Park for one month from mid August this year. The Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange Programme was developed by Cove Park, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW) and Hospitalfield in partnership with the Japanese residency organisations AIT, ARCUS, TOKAS and CRIA. The first residencies for artists based in Scotland were awarded to Florence Dwyer and Stacey Hunter and took place at AIT and CRIA earlier this year. Further residencies at ESW and at ARCUS and TOKAS for visual artists and curators based in Scotland and in Japan will take place in 2020. The programme is supported by British Council Scotland, Creative Scotland, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. It marks the British Council’s UK/Japan Season of Culture 2019/2020 and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

  • Nao Nishihara

    Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange 2019

    Nao Nishihara is an active practitioner of sound activities, sound art, performance and instruments production. His interests and motivations are developing to the body and objects because they are necessary to make sound. And the developments extends his activity area across art and music interdisciplinary.

    His exhibitions, often along performances, include, Roppongi Art Night 2019 (Tokyo, Mori art museum), Synthetic Mediart 2019 (Taipei, EcoARK Taipei Expo Park), KANGKANGEE Arts Village Project (Busan Korea, 2018), May these sounds last forever (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2017), Shibuyajizai (Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, 2017). He performed at Super Deluxe Tokyo, Experimental Intermedia NY, Judson Memorial Church NY, Issue Project Room (with Aki Onda, 2016, NY) and Archa Theatre (with Min Tanaka, 2017, Prague).