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Awashima Artist Village (previously Awashima Junior High School)

The art works created by the young artists in collaboration with the people of the island are exhibited at the previous Awashima Junior High School which was closed down in 2014.

Art

Since 2010, Mitoyo City in Kagawa prefecture started the stay-type fostering young artists project, "Awashima Artist Village", set in Awashima. Since 2013, as one of the venues for the Setouchi International Art Triennale, it has been exhibiting the works of various artists.

Currently, the work for the 2019 Setouchi International Art Triennale, "Cave Mural as a narrating the story and story of whale being reborn as oxygen." created by Japanese artist Maki Ohkojima and Mayur Vayeda, an Indian artist and heir to the mural "Warli Paintings" by the Warli tribe, in collaboration with the local residents in Awashima, is regularly exhibited at the former Awashima Junior High School, which was closed in 2014.

Because the people of the island provide the guide, you are able to hear about the story of the production process, and it is also another appeal to learn more about the work.

Highlights

  • "Awashima Artist Village" started in 2010 is a stay-type fostering project for young artists.
  • Utilizing the previous Awashima Junior High School which was closed down in 2014.
  • The works created in collaboration with the artists and people of the island are regularly exhibited.
  • People of the island provide the guide along with the story of the production process.

Photos

  • The previous Awashima Junior High School building is also retro (retrospective) and photogenic.

    The previous Awashima Junior High School building is also retro (retrospective) and photogenic.

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Details

Name in Japanese
粟島芸術家村(旧粟島中学校)
Postal Code
769-1108
Address
1311-1 Takumacho, awashima, Mitoyo City, Kagawa
Tel
0875-73-3012 (Mitoyo city Industrial Policy Department)
Closed
Open only on Saturdays * Varies depending on the season.
Hours
From 1:00pm to 4:00pm every Saturday *Extended hours may be provided depending on the season.
* Closed for some time to come to prevent the spread of the CORVID-19 infection. (Information as of August 2021).
Admission
Free of charge.
Directions
About 5 minute walk from Awashima Port
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)