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Tokyo to Tees


 

 

 

‘Tokyo To The Tees’ Commission

For this exhibition, the Dorman Museum invited the aim4art group to create artworks responding to the theme of ‘Tokyo To The Tees’ in general, and Christopher Dresser in particular. The nature of the exhibit was left entirely to our imagination.
The first part of our display consists of an entrance portal, created by Julie Macbean and Les Southerton. Julie is responsible for the left hand side featuring ‘Tokyo’, represented by a Japanese pagoda, a geisha, and a section of Hokusai’s famous wave. To represent the Tees, Les created the right hand side with its images of the Dorman Museum and Christopher Dresser, and a corresponding section of wave featuring a Yorkshire cobble.
Our second exhibit is the Japanese screen, filled with canvasses, contributed by the majority of the group’s members, and each inspired by aspects of the ‘Tokyo To The Tees’ theme.

aim4art is a voluntary community art group, founded in 2009, by a number of former CCAD Foundation students. We try to be adventurous in our approach and to push our own artistic boundaries where we can. We meet every Tuesday (10am-4pm) at The Barn, Hemlington, an attractive and well-equipped venue overlooking Hemlington Lake. We have no regular tutor, but support and advise each other. We also organise a programme of visits to galleries and exhibitions and hold workshops with professional artists.
You can learn more by visiting our website at aim4art.org.uk or by finding us on Facebook. If you are interested in our work or feel you might like to join us, please contact us by phone or email. Alternatively, you would be very welcome to visit us on a Tuesday at The Barn. Full directions are on our website
Contact details:
Phone: 01642 473275
Email: info@aim4art.org.uk
Website: www.aim4art.org.uk
Venue: The Barn, Nuneaton Drive, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9DA

 

 
         

Research and painting in the Gallery.

The Dorman museum purchased the painting from me and the cards were made to sell in the shop

 
     

 

 

Work in Progress

   
 
 

 

Installation day

 

 

 

 

     

Aim 4 Art Collaberation Pieces


Key to Japanese Screen

Tim
Place

Karol
Nielsen

Lynne
Herkmen

Les
Southerton

Nicola
Aiken

Julie
Macbean

Linda
Cowling

Lesley
Guy

John
Barchan

Gill
Place

Julia
Cutter

Norma L.
Clark

Dee
Maloney

Gillian
Spensley

Elizabeth
Dennison

Rob
Blenkarn

Kate
Geelan

Gillian
Bradley

Val
Harrison

Margaret
Kirby

Screen framework constructed by Tim Place

 
   
     

My Contribution based on two panels of Sadahide Gountei's woodcut print,

'Western Traders at Yokohama, Transporting Merchandise' 1861.

35x28cm Acrylic on Canvas

 
      Copyright Julie Macbean 2017
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