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Date: Saturday, 27 November
Time: 2 - 6pm (Sydney AEDT)
Location: 107 Projects, Redfern

Cost: Free, donations welcome

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Hear the journey behind this remarkable project of photos lost and found across two countries, Japan and Australia. It expands our knowledge of the historical relationship between Australia and Japan. It is a universal tale about the importance and power of photography as an imprint of personal and family histories.

Untitled.Showa (funded by Australia -Japan Foundation) is an evolving and interactive photographic project surrounding a collection of Found Photographs. The photographs are of Japanese people in Japan, found in a flea market in Geelong, Australia. An interactive website was launched last year with an aim to repatriate the photos to the people in the photographs, the photographer, their families or to find an appropriate archive for them. Exhibitions were held in Sydney (April-May), Geelong (July-August), Kyoto (Sept-Oct) and Adelaide (Oct-Nov) this year, with accompanying workshops.

While at 107 Projects, Redfern, see the fantastic work of our open exhibitors - John Dobson, Kyle Hoffman, Cheryl Newman, Brant Slomovic, Lisa Stonham, Ronnie Grammatica, Astrid Blazsek-Ayala, Laki Sideris, and Gretel Taylor.

Drinks and snacks will be provided after the presentation and discussions.

To join us via Zoom online, please register here

About the artists

Mayu Kanamori
Facilitating Artist, Untitled.Showa

Mayu Kanamori is a Japanese born Sydney based artist working across mediums including photography, theatre, performance, video, installation, heritage interpretation, writing, and documentary making. Her works include The Heart of the Journey, CHIKA: A Documentary Performance, Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens and You’ve Mistaken Me For A Butterfly. As a heritage interpreter, she has created audio for Nyamba Buru Yawuru’s multi award winning Jetty to Jetty Heritage Trail and Lustre: Pearling & Australia with the WA Museum. Her other collaborative works include Cowra Voices and In Repose in Japanese Cemeteries in Australia and Untitled.Showa.

Sandy Edwards
Curator & Arts Producer, Untitled.Showa

Sandy Edwards is a photographic artist and an independent Photography Curator based in Sydney, Australia. In 2008 she founded ARTHERE, a new gallery model that provides services to photographers - consultation, mentoring, curating, venue procuring, exhibition production. To date Arthere has mounted over 100 exhibitions across multiple art spaces with new and established photographic artists. Sandy was Curator and Co-director at Stills Gallery, Sydney's most important photo gallery from 1991 until it closed in 2017. She is also the Curator of Australian Life as part of City of Sydney’s Art & About, since its inception in 2002.

Chie Muraoka
Designer, Web Developer and Master, Untitled.Showa

Chie Muraoka is a Japanese born Sydney based web developer and designer. She has been collaborating with not-for-profit and educational community-based screen projects, incorporating design strategies with audio, visual, complex search and collate, and geo-locative functions to assist in community story-telling and international student exchanges. Selected bilingual (Japanese and English) on-line projects include: Untitled.Showa interactive web portal, Cowra Voices Heritage Trail and Oral History App, Cowra Cemetery Online Database and the Nikkei Australia website.

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November 27th, 2021 2:00 PM through  6:00 PM
107 Projects
107 Redfern St
Redfern, NSW 2016-2016
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