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Hemispheres: Views on Contemporary Printmaking from Alberta and Awaji
July 7 – August 25, 2010
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

June 4, 2010

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada presents an exhibition featuring prints from Alberta and Japan. This exhibition brings together works by artists with cross-cultural experience who have contributed to the popularization of printmaking as an art form.

Representing Alberta are artists who play a significant role in the artistic communities of Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer. These artists include Sean Caulfield, Bill Laing, Kim Huynh, Jewel Shaw, Akiko Taniguchi, Lisa Turner, and Wendy Tokaryk. In addition to producing innovative work, these artists contribute to the emergence of new ideas by implementing educational curricula at schools, creating programs at local cooperatives, and spearheading new project initiatives. These efforts are critical to increasing prints’ cultural relevancy and the dissemination of technical knowledge.

Representing Japan are eight alumni of the Nagasawa Art Park Project (NAP) Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Program: Toshiya Takahama, Kyoko Sakamoto, Raita Miyadera, Hiroki Satake, Sawako Kawaminami, Yuko Matsuzawa, Itsuko Kiyokawa, and Masahito Taki.

The art works in the exhibition present a broad range of expression through a variety of printmaking techniques such as woodblock, screen print, intaglio, lithography, and digital printing. This exhibition further provides viewers an opportunity to examine prints created in two different nations and diverse cultural contexts.

This printmaking exhibition is the result of a networking partnership between Wendy Tokaryk, Print & Paper Facilitator at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, and Keiko Kadota, Program Director at NAP on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture.

This exhibition is held in cooperation with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Government of Alberta Japan Office, and Awaji City.


Date: July 7 – August 25, 2010

  • Weekdays 9:00–17:30
  • Wednesdays 9:00–20:00 (9:00–17:30 on August 11)
  • Closed on weekends and August 2

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Contact: Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section (Tel: 03-5412-6257)

Media contact: Ryuko Iikubo (Tel: 03-5412-6347)




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