Emma Bell

Mino Paper Art Village,

Emma was awarded a position as Artist in Residence within the ‘Mino Paper Art Village Project’ 2010 programme alongside 3 other international artists, hosted in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Her concept generated a series of new works themed around a collaboration between the traditional values of Japanese ‘Washi’ and contemporary materials. The final chapter of the project saw a selection of images produced in Tokyo with a local creative team which, were presented alongside the collection at the Mino Washi Museum as part of the ‘Let Momo Eat Cake’ exhibition.

During Emma’s 3 month period working in Japan, other features of her project included hosting open studios, community orientated events, artist talks, presentations and involvement at local educational institutions. Additionally Emma attended a papermaking course aswell as a lantern workshop and created a piece titled ‘Cornelius the Unicorn of Dreams’ which was exhibited as part of the annual Akari Art 2010 Festival.