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Nao Matsunaga

23 October 2012

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Nao Matsunaga is currently exhibiting a new body of work at the Diawa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. ‘My Primal Memory’ reflects on Matsunaga’s ideas and experiences of dual cultural and national identity having grown up in both Japan and England. The exhibition can be seen in the Japanese House Gallery from 19 October – 13 December.

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James Rigler ‘Room Service’

3 October 2012

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Cove Park’s 2011 ceramics resident James Rigler has created a new installation at Pollock House commissioned by The Lighthouse, Glasgow.  Rigler has responded to the grandeur and formality of the house in its heyday. His interventions create new narratives and offer an alternative interpretation of the house and its contents, encouraging visitors to look again at the many features and details throughout the house and gardens.  ’Room Service’ runs from 2nd October -4th November 2012. For more details see http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/james-rigler-room-service

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Nao Matsunaga ‘Stones and Bones’

10 September 2012

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Nao Matsunaga‘s first solo exhibition Stones and Bones opens at Marsden Woo Gallery, London on 13th September and runs to 27th October.

Matsunaga was on residency at Cove Park in 2010.  This new body of work shows further development in his exploration of the dualities and contradictions in materials, surfaces and textures. His beautiful and strange sculptures made predominately from ceramic and wood are distillations of natural and cultural references, they speak of enduring human concerns and personal and collective experience.

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UK Ceramics Residency 2010

Nao Matsunaga

13 September 2010 - 08 October 2010

Cove Park is committed to supporting and promoting work in specialist art forms and this one month residency supports an established UK based artist working in ceramics.  The residency is supported by the G & E Pollitzer Charitable Settlement,  the Craignish Trust and the London Talks Series. Its purpose to provide the artist with time and space to explore and develop their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and multi disciplinary programme, and with the full use of workshop and ceramic facilities available.

Nao Matsunaga is a Japanese ceramic artist who lives and works in London. His sculptural work is often inspired by architecture and the way in which people respond to the objects and spaces that surround them. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2007 he has exhibited his ceramics in UK and International shows including Jerwood Makers Open at the Jerwood Space, London and This Place is Made of Rocks in Stockholm, Sweden, his work is part of the UK Crafts Council Collection and he is represented by Marsden Woo Gallery, London.

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Jerwood Makers Open 2012

20 June 2012

Cove Park residents Nao Matsunaga and James Rigler have individually been awarded a commission by  Jerwood Makers Open to produce new work for an exhibition at Jerwood Space, London. The exhibition runs from 11 July – 26 August 2012

 

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Scottish Craft 2009

Dawn Youll

04 May 2009 - 03 July 2009

Cove Park’s Scottish Crafts Residency supports established and emerging Designers and makers based in Scotland. This three month residency enables makers to research and develop new work without the pressure of exhibiting an outcome.

Based in Glasgow, Dawn Youll currently works in slip cast ceramics. By looking at form, colour, surface and arrangement as individual elements in a ceramic language, she creates ornaments that play with representation and recognition.

 

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UK Ceramics Residency 2011

James Rigler

04 July 2011 - 26 August 2011

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Cove Park is committed to supporting and promoting work in specialist art forms and this two-month residency supports an established UK based artist working in ceramics.  The residency is supported by the G & E Pollitzer Charitable Settlement,  the Craignish Trust and the London Talks Series. Its purpose to provide the artist with time and space to explore and develop their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and multi disciplinary programme, and with the full use of workshop and ceramic facilities available.

James Rigler is a London based ceramic artist. His work is a sculptural response to the everyday objects that surround us. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2007 he has exhibited his ceramics in UK and International shows including SuperVision: British Ceramics & Glass in Beijing, China, in 2010 and is part of the UK Crafts Council Collection.

Having developed a very particular way of working with clay and moulds, Rigler plans to use his time at Cove Park to explore new methods of making with a more experimental approach than his current practice allows. This he feels will renew his relationship with clay and introduce other materials into the work.