Cove Park is committed to the development of international partnerships as a means of providing residency opportunities for both international and national artists in Scotland and abroad. With support from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, and in partnership with Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), Cove Park has developed a residency exchange programme for UK-based and Japanese artists. The programme will continue in 2012.

Takahiro Iwasaki produces sculptures and installations made with everyday objects and materials such as books, towels, rubbers and pencil leads. In a current group exhibition at Cornerhouse, Manchester, he has produced a sculptural landscape made from cloth, tape and wood: ‘The unstable existence of the work means it will settle and shift over the duration of the exhibition.’

Since 2005, the artist has taken part in several international solo and group exhibitions. Iwasaki will be at Cove Park for one month and will use this time, without the constraints of a final outcome or exhibition, to develop a new body of work.