The first residencies for artists based in Japan as part of the Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange Programme have been awarded to Nao Hishihara and Nobuko Tsuchiya. Nao will be based at Hospitalfield in Arbroath for one month in September and Nobuko will join us 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 and Hospitalfield and 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, 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. Further information is available here.

Image: Installation view of ‘We are living in a time machine’, 2007, Mixed media, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo