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Artists of the world: Japan calling…..Give them your he-ART?


Invitation to 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:

Ukishima Net,
Iwate, Iwate,  Iwate,

We will collate all the postcards received into an exhibition to tour venues in North East Japan.
The deadline is end of September for the first exhibition opening in autumn 2011 at the Iwate Museum of Art which had to cancel their programme of temporary exhibitions for the next year as all Iwate Prefecture government funds had to be diverted to disaster relief and reconstruction.
The “Postcards to Japan” will act as a replacement exhibition to encourage people in the region.
As this is an ongoing project, postcards can still be accepted after September to be included in future exhibitions touring the devastated towns and cities once the situation on the coast gets a little bit more settled.

For more information and updates, including a list of artists from all over the world who sent postcards by the end of May, and images of some of the cards please see
If you have any questions please e-mail

Meanwhile the sister project “Postcards from Japan: We Are Still Here” will show A5 works by 22 artists from North East Japan in St John’s Church, Edinburgh Saturday 6th August – Monday 29th August as part of the Festival of Spirituality, with a slide talk on Thursday 18th August 4-5pm.

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This entry was posted on June 29, 2011 by in Beautiful un-PC Fun things!, Innovation & Creativity.
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