The mokuhanga portfolio presented at IMPACT 6 printmaking conference in Bristol, England, along with photos of the reunion of mokuhanga artists. This is the banquet where Keiko Kadota laid plans for the First International Mokuhanga Conference.
The conference exhibitions were at the Bower Ashton Campus, University of Western England
Richard helped Nel, Haruka and me (April) set up
Nel organized the portfolio and the exhibition
Stephen Hoskins, Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research, helped with a string guideline
He lined up the poetry text Henrik had printed on wood panels.
Richard Anderton with Nel and Haruka, almost done!
Surimono International 13 artists combined woodcut and poetry
Henrik Hey, Daniel Heyman, Kyoko Sakamoto
Kyoko Sakamoto , Eva Pietzcker, Nel Pak, April Vollmer
April Vollmer, Katie Baldwin, Hiroki Satake, Michael Reed
Michael Reed, Dariusz Kaca, Haruka Furusaka, Miriam Zegrer
Haruka Furusaka, Miriam Zegrer, Jens Bohr
April, Nel and Haruka at the hanging
The moku hanga group stayed at the hostel on the canal.
the hostel is a renovated warehouse in the harbor district
We all had English Breakfast together each morning.
first a trip from Bristol to Bath by train
Cindi, Daniel, Keiko and Miriam in Georgian Bath
Daniel and Eva in Bath Cathedral
Cindi, Eva, Keiko and Daniel touch the nice wood
We visited the famous Royal Circus of townhouses, then the Royal Crescent.
Keiko especially liked the old plane trees.
Cindi at the Royal Crescent, designed by John Wood the Younger and built before 1774
Bath is named for its baths, natch, Roman, Georgian and contempoary, we enjoyed all three.
Cindi, Teresa, Mary, eight printmakers all told took a bath in Bath.
Making fun of the photographer!
The restored Roman Bath
archeology reveals a combination of pagan and Roman ideas, this sun god is from the pediment of the temple
Minerva from inside the temple
The site was more extensive than I had realized.
You can see the cathedral from the Roman ruins.
Back to Bristol for the Conference!
The sun came out and the weather was beautiful!
Keiko with three from the Netherlands, in front of Bristol Council House.
The wine reception was at the Council House in the city center, where we met everyone.
Kavita Shah from India with Miriam Zegrer from Germany.
Nel Pak with two packs of Tourist Plugs to recharge our batteries.
Beautiful brickwork, this is the building where we had our reunion dinner.
Past participants in the Nagasawa program and friends met for a reunion dinner.
US, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands….
Food was great in Bristol.
The restaurant specialized in fish.
Keiko and Daniel
Afterwards, we met in the lobby of the Bristol Hotel
to discuss Keiko’s plans for a conference in Japan
Keiko wanted to confirm our interest in participating.
Nel considers a job with Hi-Impact cleaning for the IMPACT conference.
Initial presentations were at the Council House.
We had microphones to ask questions at each of the presentations.
Keiko with printmakers from all over the world.
Keiko and April in front of the cathedral
Marie Jeanne (Canada) came from Dublin, where she had a residency
coffee break in the Bristol cathedral
Keiko with coffee
I found my friend Inger Lise Rasmussen, from Denmark!
Nel and Inger Lise
coffee break was before noon service at the cathedral
Daniel with Wuon-Gean Ho
Nel and Kavita
Nel and Kavita in front of the cathedral
Buses picked us up in front of the Council House to take us to the University.
Dariusz and Keiko check the schedule.
East meets west at Bower Ashton, which was decorated with plaster casts (Keiko and Artemis)
Lunch in the grass, Nel, Haruka, Kari and Tuula (Netherlands, Japan and Finland)
Nel, Dariusz, Eva and Jacomin
People who live in Japan
Eva and Keiko view the exhibition for the first time
Daniel is impressed!
Henrik takes a picture.
Michael does moku hanga in Pennsylvania.
Nel and Anita Jensen, who had a show of digital work next door.
April and Nel
Nel and Anita
Miriam and Eva check out the show
Keiko and April in front of the exhibition
Dariusz, Daniel, Miriam, Nel and April
Keiko and Inger Lise enjoy Anita’s book work
organizing the exchange portfolios
Kari enjoyed seeing woodblocks.
Karla and Miriam
Dariusz, Nel and Deborah Cornell
Diane Fox and Teresa Jaynes check out the poster presentations
April Vollmer at April Katz’s poster presentation (with Deborah and Teresa)
her exchange portfolio involved collaboration between artists in different countries
Tuula Moilanen’s poster presentation was about reflections of time and eternity in Japanese woodblock
Debora congratulates Tuula
Tuula’s collection of Japanese prints
another poster presentation
Haruka met her old friend Maria
Individual artists were invited to present their own portfolios
Daniel with Cindi and Eva
Daniel and Jacomin
portraits of Iraqui torture victims
he sketched at trials
Daniel’s woodblock book
Eva’s images from Lake Superior
Miriam’s Portraits and Demons portfolio
her scarf was a woodblock of sorts
Miriam and Karla
Each group had an hour to display work
Haruka talks about her work
Karla asks about Henrik’s prints
Henrik’s birds and peanuts
Kari and Tuula stroll by
Karla, Dariusz and Henrik
Jacomin brought woodblock prints
Dariusz and Henrik exchange cards
Lots of action!
At the evening exhibitions Keiko foud the work of artists she knew.
A woodblock artist from the Nagasawa program made this print.
There were MANY shows.
Keiko at the show Michael Reed organized.
Keiko and April
impromptu meeting in the hallway
Kavita presented her project of 54 artists’ deck of cards.
April (upper middle) and Miriam and April Katz and Deborah Cornell participated.
April and April
a brief reception for the card show
Miriam and April
Miriam met up with old friends
and met new friends!
the entire university was filled with prints
Catherine Bebout organized a great talk, though there was never enough time to hear everyone!
Kari presented his research on wood for woodblock printing.
He showed a DVD about the technique.
Though his materials were stolen, he showed his cherry blocks, kept in his hand luggage.
Kari talked about wood and printing.
This is the print made from his blocks.
Shoichi Kitamura print, a contemporary master printer
with his book and some of the tools for printing
lots of interest
in the relief room
Nel with one of the cherry blocks
Nel and Haruka fooling around
Eva asks Kari about his research.
Cindi and Karla
The relief workshop at Bower Ashton
Nel, Miriam and April presented a gift portfolio to Keiko. (it was hard to organize everyone!)
printmakers from the US
printmakers from the Netherlands
Haruka, Nel and April with conference lunchbags
Jens Bohr joined us for just one day
Daniel showed his prints once more at the hostel
Keiko and April ready for the final banquet
at the Bristol Royal Marriot Hotel, very classy
Kari, Nel and Eva in the lounge
The moku hanga table at the banquet
Keiko had an opportunity to discuss her plans for a conference in Japan with Kari and Tuula
Tuula, Cindi and Henrik
Eva, Daniel, Nel and Haruka
Nel looks great in dots!
a lovely meal
I was happy to sit next to Keiko
and a bit sorry to leave Bristol’s floating harbor!
Nel Pak met me at the Bristol harbor with the exchange portfolio ready to show