POSTCARDS TO JAPAN

Express your support to the people of north east Japan

by sending original A5 art work postcards.


After the major earthquake and tsunami in north east Japan on 11th March 2011

power supplies, land lines, mobile phone networks and internet access went down, making it extremely hard to contact family and friends to find out if they were safe. The post office were quickly up and running again and in many cases

the first news that loved ones were safe was by postcard.
Inspired by the wonderful impact postcards can have, we would like to invite artists and poets to send tangible messages

of support to communities affected by the devastation by making A5 size original artwork or poetry postcards


and posting them to:

POSTCARDS TO JAPAN
Ukishima Net,
Iwate, Iwate, Iwate,
028-4423, Japan


We will collate all the postcards received into an exhibition to tour venues in north east Japan. There is no deadline, but if we have as many cards as possible by the end of SEPTEMBER we can start putting on exhibitions. (Thank you everybody! We have already recieved over 370 cards! We are still open for new card for touring in 2012)


We also hope to publish a catalogue of the postcards received.
Any profit made from the sale of catalogues would be donated to recovery projects in north east Japan.

Please look out for updates on http://www.ukishima.net

If you have any questions please e-mail to: info(at mark)ukishima.net


With all very best wishes,
Kate Thomson & Hironori Katagiri



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POSTCARDS TO JAPAN

被災地応援アート・プロジェクト

東日本大震災で被害を受けた皆様に、心よりお見舞いを申し上げます。

世界各地からの多大な応援と数多くのボランティアの方たちが昼夜をわかず、

復興に向けて地元の方々と必死の取り組みがなされています。

アーティストとしてわれわれが今できること、ささやかではありますが、

そんな人たちに応援メッセージ作品(アート、詩)を送ろうと思います。

*A5版(148x210mm:またはそれに近いもの)サイズのハガキの裏面に「作品」を描く(作る)
*内容はもちろん自由です。
*お送りいただいた作品は浮島彫刻スタジオが責任を持って管理し、被災地を巡回展示する計画です。
*このプロジェクトによって発生する利益は、すべて被災地の復興に寄与するため、このポストカードプロジェクト運営のために使用されます。
*締め切りは特にありません。
*情報はhttp://www.ukishima.net に、順次掲載していきます。


送付先:
〒028-4423
岩手県岩手郡岩手町
浮島ネット
「POSTCARDS TO JAPAN」あて

ご協力、よろしくお願いいたします。
2011年4月19日

発起人
ケイト・トムソン
片桐宏典

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