Cove Park launched its Japan/UK Residency Exchange programme in 2011 with a month-long residency at Cove Park for the Hiroshima-based artist Takahiro Iwasaki. In 2012, three Scottish artists will travel to Japan to undertake six-week residencies with Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT): Nick Evans, Mary Redmond and Katy West.

The artists all share a long-standing interest in historical and contemporary Japanese visual art, craft and design. These residencies will give them the opportunity to undertake extensive research and to develop new work. They will also contribute to AIT’s extensive programme of talks, events and classes.

This programme has been made possible with support from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.