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33 Orsman Road, Hackney
London N1 5RA

Swarm: artists respond to the pollinator crisis (touring exhibition) 1 February 2020 - 30 April 2020

Open 24hours

1B Window gallery
1B Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow
London E17 7HA

In Swarm artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton respond to this crisis with new work that draws on the latest research into the causes of the alarming decline of pollinators. Featuring painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and installation, the exhibition is both a call to arms and a celebration of these wondrous and hard-working insects that are so vital to our food security. With Swarm, the artists share with us their enthusiasm for our pollinating insects and aim to inspire us to protect them.

Curated by Alke Schmidt & Roisin Inglesby (Vestry House Museum)

Free Entry

Thamesmead Texas Summer Residency, Moloko Plus Six (Part II) 3 - 31 August 2019

Opening 3 August 12pm-6pm
Open Every Saturday

Lakeside Centre Thamesmead, SE2 9AN

Moloko Plus Six is a series of exhibitions, featuring pairs of artists based in Thamesmead

Moloko Plus Six (Part II)
Natasha Bird
Miyuki Kasahara

Art Bar by Liam Scully: Surprise artist cocktail on arrival

Events programme

Supported by Bow Arts Trust

Free Entry

Southmere Lakeside Festival Thamesmead 6 July 2019

Opening 14 June 6pm-9pm
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

Southmere Lake Thamesmead SE2 9AN

"Recycling Symphonies" - Wind-chime Installation made from recycled glass collected from local residents and wind-chime making workshop
Supported by Bow Arts Trust

Free Entry

Swarm: artists respond to the pollinator crisis 15 June 2019 - 26 January 2020

Opening 14 June 6pm-9pm
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

Vestry House Museum

Vestry Road, Walthamstow
London E17 9NH

In Swarm artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton respond to this crisis with new work that draws on the latest research into the causes of the alarming decline of pollinators. Featuring painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and installation, the exhibition is both a call to arms and a celebration of these wondrous and hard-working insects that are so vital to our food security. With Swarm, the artists share with us their enthusiasm for our pollinating insects and aim to inspire us to protect them.
There is a varied programme of workshops, talks and family events to accompany the exhibition. Browse the full programme.

Free Entry

Enduring Nature 19 May - 1 June 2019

Opening Sunday 19 May 4pm-8pm
Saturday 25 May Artist Talk 4pm / Performance 6pm
Open Wed - Sun 2pm - 8pm (1 June until 6pm)

Art Lab Tokyo

Miyuki Kasahara and Calum F Kerr present film, installation, print and sculpture addressing their recent research in the UK and Japan. Each artist has different approaches to Japanese / UK history and mythology. In Kasahara ’s work pressing contemporary issues such as human impact on the global environment is evident. She also presents for the first time to a Japanese audience her response to the nuclear question in the UK.  Kerr’s recent work involves journeys to Scotland and Japan, in his films and performances the natural elements threaten to overwhelm the extraordinary human quests therein.

Free Entry

The Ghost Tide 20 October - 3 November 2018

I am showing my new site-specific installation "Utoh (Birds of Sorrow)" at Thames-Side Studios Gallery, commissioned for The Ghost Tide exhibition.

Curated by Monika Bobinska and Sarah Sparkes
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Featured works include sculpture, installation, film, sound, performance and wall based works. The exhibition will include installations and outdoor interventions, as well as public events. The Ghost Tide features works by over 30 UK and international artists.

Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Woolwich,
SE18 5NR

GALLERY OPENING HOURS Thurs-Sun 12pm – 5pm

OPENING PARTY Friday 19 October 6pm - 8.30pm

CURATORS' TALK Saturday 20 October 3pm – 4pm

DAY OF THE DEAD CLOSING PARTY Saturday 3 November 2pm – 7.30pm
Papel Picado Workshop 2pm – 5pm   Make your own Day of the Dead 'cut - outs' with artist Sarah Doyle. Suitable for all ages, materials provided
Performances and Artist Led Walk 2pm – 5pm  Charlie Fox, Calum F Kerr, Joanna Mccormick, in and around the gallery
Day Of The Dead Feast  5pm – 6pm   Refreshments served
International Film Screening 6pm  Screening of short films in the gallery: Chris Boyd, Liane Lang, Brothers Quay, Yun Ting Tsai and Neda Zarfsaz

Free Entry

Youkobo Art Space Residency 1 - 14 April 2018

I will be doing a research based residency with Calum F. Kerr

Open Studio
Friday 13 April 2pm - 7pm

Youkobo Art Space - Studio 2
Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041 Japan

Youkobo Art Space
+81 (0)3 3399 7549

Embracing The Underdog 18 February 2018

Over 120 artists exhibiting for Chinese new Year 2018 - Year of the Dog
Curated by Susan Hair
Supported by Geoffrey Leong Foundation

Sunday 18 February 12 noon - 8pm

Q Park,

Free Entry

RED IS BEAUTIFUL 1 December 2017 - 7 January 2018

Solo exhibition at the Stone Space, London - A series of artworks that look at the consumer waste we produce and the affect it has on the ocean environment specifically relating to plastics and seabirds.

The Stone Space
6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 1HG

1 December 2017 – 7 January 2018
(Closed 11 December – 3 January)

Thursday 30 November 2017, 18.00 – 20.30

Saturday 6 January 2018, 14.00 – 15.00

Free Entry

Inspiral Festival 12 - 15 October

Inspiral Festival 2017 – Kent Connections

Offering four days of curated walks, art, talks and exploration within London and North Kent celebrating the completion of the Inspiral trail. At over 300 miles this unique artist designed trail explores and exposes the unique connections that crisscross the Metropole. Connections and dissonances that range across an extraordinary diversity of people, places and ideas.

I will present a participatory play called 'The Portland Dispute' on the history and myths surrounding Gravesend's Portland Cement at The Magical Imagical Inspiral Cabaret on Friday 13 October.

Thursday 12 October
Mary Wollstonecraft Walk
11am-1pm, Meeting at Southwark Tube Station

Another Place: Visionary Landscapes and City Infrastructure
6-9pm, Swedenborg House. Book tickets here.

Friday 13 October
Between Barking and Gravesend
11am-1pm, Meeting at the exit of Barking Station

The Magical Imaginal Inspiral Cabaret
7-9pm, Gravesham Arts Centre
Book your place for the Cabaret via Eventbrite.

On Saturday 14 October from 11am-6.30pm enjoy a range of artist workshops, talks and walks, or on Sunday 15 October join the walk and mapping process on the final Segment of Inspiral trail, a celebration from Gravesend to Farningham.

Full festival passes
are available with access to all events including festival meals & tote bag with publications. Or pick from 8 unique events from our programme. Full info here.

THE CRASH 6 - 8 October 2017

Join us at the opening of the FRIEZE week multi media group exhibition.

Location: LEVEL -3,  Q-PaARK, Cavendish Square, London W1
Oxford Circus St > Victoria or Central Line

Private View
Friday 6th October 6pm - 10pm
Free Entry

Exhibition continues weekend
7th Saturday & 8th Sunday ONLY

10am - 8pm daily
Free Entry

In association with Geoffrey Leong Foundation
For further info and press release contact;

Margate Festival 8 July - 6 August 2017

I am taking part in the Margate Festival this year, my participatory installation - "Waving Goodbye?" appears as a flock of red-coloured birds flying over the ocean and seashore.

Location: Margate Washhouse, 30 Margate Highstreet, Kent CT9 1DS
Opening times: 11am - 5pm, Sat 22 & Sun 23 July (2 days only!)
The Festival continues until 6 August




Comissioned by Margate Festival

#51%RememberHer 8 March - 8 April 2017

"Women are half of our history, half of our present and half of our futures"

I will be showing 'Contentment of love since 600AD', 2017 again! This work is a response to an Arab woman's love poem to her husband written in the 7th Century.

Launch: 8th March 6 - 9pm (International Women's Day)
Location: Tower Gallery, Memorial Community Church
395 Barking Road, Plaistow, London E13
Opening times: 1-6pm, Tues, Sat & Sun
Exhibition continues until 8th April


Featuring: Sculpture, Painting, animation, installation, photography, drawing, performance, graffiti, spoken word, history walks, talks and special events throughout the month

Further info:

Curated by Rebecca Feiner
Elements Gallery off-site project

Radical Love - Female Lust 14 February - 5 March 2017

46 female artists created artworks inspired by Arabic poetry from over a millennium ago. Artists are from Palestine to Peru, Libya to Lebanon; young Spanish, Egyptian, Latvian, Saudi Arabian and Turkish photographers, painters from Syria, USA, China; British African poets; British Asian illustrators and sculptors from Japan, Egypt and Ireland, plus more.

I will be showing a new sculpture, 'Contentment of love since 600AD'. This work is a response to an Arab woman's love poem to her husband written in the 7th Century.

Opening Party 14 February 6pm - 8.30pm Book tickets here (free)
Exhibition Opens
Valentine's Day to 5 March (12 noon - 8.30pm daily)


The Crypt Gallery
St. Pancras

The profits from the exhibition will go to the Global Fund for Women helping Syria's refugees- with most going to Lebanon as they have taken the vast majority of Syria's displaced people.

Radical Love - Female Lust

Free Entry

Curated by Róisín O' Loughlin

CHINESE OPEN 2017 LE COQ ARTISTES 29 January - 5 February 2017

Q-Park, 39- 41 Whitcomb Street, London WC2 7DT
Leicester Square / Piccadilly Circus

Private View
29 January 2pm - 8pm
Exhibition continues 29 January - 5 February

Open dates:
Tues 31 Jan - 12 noon - 6pm
Weds 1 Feb 6pm - 8pm
Thurs 2 Feb 12 - 6pm
Fri 3 Feb 6pm - 8pm
Sat 4 Feb 12 - 6pm
Closing Party Sun 5 Feb 2pm-6pm

Free Entry


Big Deal No.7 <> SPACE 2016 2 - 10 December 2016

BIG DEAL No7 <> SPACE 2016
In association with Geoff Leong Foundation

Q-Park, 39- 41 Whitcomb Street, London WC2 7DT
Leicester Square / Piccadilly Circus

Private View
19 April 6.30 - 8.30pm
Exhibition continues 20 April - 4 June
Further Events Info contact > Geoffreyleongpr@gmail.com

Free Entry

Beyond Words at Milton's Cottage - John Milton's Museum 20 April - 4 June 2016

Private View 1 December 6 - 9pm
Exhibition continues 2 - 10 December 12noon - 6pm


Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them... they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon’s teeth
. – Milton, Areopagitica

Six artists take inspiration from the collection at Milton’s Cottage – only surviving home of the visionary poet, parliamentarian and political writer, John Milton.

Displayed alongside the books, paintings and prints that inspired them, Beyond Words is the first contemporary art exhibition in the 129 year history of Milton’s Cottage.

Milton’s Cottage
21 Deanway, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4JH T: +44 (0)1494 872 313
E: info@miltonscottage.org

Beyond Words is included with admission to Milton’s Cottage: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 2-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Adults: £7 (£6 for parties of 15 or more)
Children under 16: £4
Families (2 adults and 2 children under 16): £16

Now Play This at Somerset House 1 - 3 April 2016

I am exhibiting at Somerset House, as part of Now Play This 2016, London Games Festival on 1 - 3 April. I will be showing an interactive game"Lunatic Mehen" at the Board game section on Saturday 2 April at 10.00am - 1.30pm.

1–3 April 2016
Friday 1 April & Saturday 2 April 10.00 – 20.00 (last entry 19.15)
Sunday 3 April 10.00 – 18.00 (last entry 17.15)

Somerset House
New Wing

Day Ticket £8.00 / £6.50 concessions
Unlimited Entry Pass £23.00 / £15.00 concessions
Under 12s free (ticket required)
Book Tickets Now!

Civilisation Prints On Sale

Civilisation (from Archaeopoteryx to Albatross)

60cm x 60cm

Archival ink jet on fine art paper
Signed, dated and editioned by the artist
Edition of 50
Fine art paper - Hahnem ühle Photo Rag 308gsm (smooth matt finish)

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The original drawing is based on an installation called "Civilisation". Civilisation consists of 1000 objects collected from the Thames beach and a skull fashioned into an albatross. Images of this work is here: http://www.miyukikasahara.com/index.htm

This installation resembles the remains of an Albatross using a thousand materials all used and thrown away by us. I collected these materials during walks along the Thames beach. Midway Atoll (U.S) in the North Pacific Ocean, although it is located over 2000 miles away from human habitation receives a large amount of marine debris, 90% of which is plastic. Of the 1.5million Laysan Albatross inhabiting Midway, nearly all are found with plastic in their digestive systems.

Toys (Are Us) 20 - 21 November 2015

Toys (Are Us) is an analysis of objects of play. Through the curation of new and existing works by an international cast of contemporary artists, this exhibition explores the impact toys and games have on human development, contemporary society and the environment. Installed within the historic maze-like Crypt Gallery in Euston, you’ll encounter a multidisciplinary survey of works that are also for sale.

Toys (Are Us) is an exhibition curated by Kosha Hussain and Chloé Dall’olio

Private View Thursday 19 November 6 - 9pm
Exhibition contenues 20 - 21 November
Free Entry

The Crypt Gallery
Euston Road

Silent Movies 17 - 18 October 2015

I am showing a new work, "Fracking Go" for 'Silent Moves' exhibition. This installation is based on an ancient board game called "Go". The Go stones lay on a map of Britain. Their configuration relates to the Shale oil, gas and fracking licensing onshore in the UK.

In Association with Geoff Leong & Q PARK
Directed by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie

Private View Friday 16th October ~ 7pm until 10pm
Exhibition runs 17th ~ 18th October
24 hours nonstop.
Free Entry

Location Q PARK, Level -3
Central London
Cavendish Square W1G 0PN
nearest tube: Oxford Circus
Nighttime viewings by appointment only: 07587454613

Supported by ARTLYST
Press enquiries: Geoff Leong geoffleongpr@gmail.com

Rites of Passage 30 May - 14 June 2015

Ritos de Transición exposición | Rites of Passage exhibition Valencia, Spain

Sporting Club Russafa Carlos Moreno Mínguez presents

Marta Balla | Russell Chater | Miyuki Kasahara | Calum F Kerr |
Josie McCoy | Rose Smith | Lex Thomas | Mimei Thompson | Clare Wilson

Rites of Passage
Curated by Josie McCoy and Russell Chater

30 May - 14 June 2015
Private view: Friday 29 May from 8pm - 10pm

Sporting Club Russafa
Calle Sevilla 5 bajo
46006 Valencia, Spain


Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 11am-5pm or by appointment.
Please contact Josice@josiemccoy.co.uk
for more information.

Chinese Open 2014 Year of The Sheep 22 February - 1 March 2015

I am showing 'Civilisation'. This installation is the remains of an Albatross using a thousand materials all used and thrown away by us that I collected from the Thames beach. This is a series of work focusing on human consumption and its environmental consequences.

Curated by Vanya Balogh, in Association with Geoffrey Leong.

Private view: Sunday 22 February 2015
12noon - 6pm

Q Park

Sun 22 February - Sun 1 March 2015

Free Entry

We Could Not Agree, 14 - 19 October 2014

Over one hundred artists and ten curators in the exhibition 'We Could Not Agree' which is located at an underground car park near Oxford Circus Station.

I am showing a life-sized toy self-portrait 'Bird's-eye view' as part of ‘The Hollow’ curated by Sarah Sparkes. It is about consumer waste and its affect on the ocean environment. Through the puffin’s eyes, you can see what happens to the sea life polluted by humans. The right eye: Puffin, Galici. The left eye: Albatross, Midway Atoll.

Private view: 13 October 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition Continues: 14 - 19 October 12 - 8pm

Venue: Q Park, Level -3, Cavendish Square, W1

Free entry


Nunhead Open 10 Art Exhibition 2014, 19 - 21 September 2014

I am showing an art installation "Mebaru Spring"at the Nunhead Corner basement, as a part of Nunhead Open 10. I used the entire space to create an aquatic atmosphere.

Opening Party Celebration Nunhead Corner
Friday 19 Sept 6-8pm, All Welcome

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 September  

Open 11am - 5pm
Free Entry

Nunhead Corner
26 Nunhead Green
SE15 3QF

"Mebaru Spring"A school of fish installation. Each fish has a number on showing their radioactive Cesium level (Cs-134 + Cs-137) and the dates they were caught in the port of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Mebaru are common rockfish known as 'messengers telling of the arrival of spring' in Japan. The data is based on the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reports of the last 18 months. This work grows as new data is added with each showing.

Organized by The Surgery  
twitter: @nunheadopen

Settlement Trail (1884-2014) Camberwell Arts Festival 14 - 22 June 2014
Exhibition is extended until end of July 2014!

I created an art installation "Settlement Trail (1884 - 2014)" in the front garden space of Cambridge House, Camberwell London.

I am looking at the history of the settlement movement in the United Kingdom. It was a reformist social movement that began in 1884.
Increasingly concerns with poverty gave rise to those connected to universities settling students in the inner city to live and work alongside local people. Through their efforts settlement houses were established for education, health, sports, and arts.
Cambridge House is one of the earliest settlement houses and is still very active. Each sculpture has the name of the settlement house and the current location.
It is mapped across the space and includes the settlement houses opened in the UK from 1884 to 1940.
The work traces their history and shows that some are still active (the doorway is open) and some no longer exist (the doorway is closed).
This site-specific work is created for Lucky Dip, Camberwell Arts Festival 2014.

Cambridge House Plinths
Cambridge House
1 Addington Square
London SE5 0HF

To view 24hours daily until end of July

To see this exbition on Youtube

The Tower 1 May 2014 - 5 June 2014

This exhibition view is online now! ->Youtube

The Tower as a symbol of belief, death, power and love. Installation, moving image, poetry and performance interpreting stories from Lancashire and Tokyo.

Site-specific art Installation & Performances by Miyuki Kasahara & Jude Cowan Montague + Guest Artists

1 May - 5 June 2014
Private view Thu May 1  7pm - 9pm
Performance: Jo Roberts

Closing view Thu 5 June  7pm – 9pm
Performance: Jude Cowan Montague + Tina Hibbins
Flange Zoo (Phillip Raymond Goodman, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr) + Hibiki Ichikawa (Shamisen Player)

Opening Hours - Saturday & Sunday  1.30pm – 5pm Free Entry

The Belfry
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA1

This exhibition view is online now! ->Youtube

Yakumo's Echo, Camberwell Free Film Festival 26 March 2014

Free screening of 'Kwaidan'! I and Calum F Kerr will be performing before the film starts so from 8pm-8.30pm.

Koizumi Yakumo is the Japanese name of
Lafcadio Hearn, the Irish Greek author who living in Japan wrote ‘Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things’ (1903) an adaption of Japanese folk stories to which the film ‘Kwaidan’ (1965) is based.This performance by Miyuki Kasahara & Calum F Kerr will, through gesture and sound, become an echo of the tales rendered so strikingly in Masaki Kobayashi‘s film.This event is part of Camberwell Free Film Festival.

The Crypt
St Giles Church
Camberwell Church Street

Free Entry

Chinese Open 2014 Year of the Horse 2 - 9 February 2014

I created a school of 'Mebaru' fish, as an installation called Mebaru Spring. Each fish has a number on showing their radioactive Cesium level and the dates they were caught in the port of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Mebaru are common rockfish known as 'messengers telling of the arrival of spring' in Japan. The data is based on the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reports of the last 12 months.
This work will grow as new data is added.

Q Park
Sun 2 - Sun 9 February 2014
Free Entry

Facebook: Chinese Open 2014 Year of the Horse

Garageland Magazine XVI: Machines Launch 10 January 2014

Features the article
'The Leak in the Machine' by
Miyuki Kasahara & Calum F. Kerr - a look at nuclear power plants and their capacity for disaster.

Launch event at Transition Gallery
Friday 10 January 2014

6.30 - 8.30pm

Free Entry

'From the first daubings of pre-historic caves, through the invention of the camera obscura and ready-made oil paint in tubes to the use of digital media, artists have been among the first to embrace and exploit new technologies'

Guest edited by Eric Butcher and Simón Granell, the co-curators of a national touring exhibition A Machine Aesthetic,
Garageland Magazine issue XVI: Machines launches
at Transition Gallery with an evening of music and film...

Low-fi, ambient, pre-digital electronica from Lee Mackinnon
Films which observe the repeated actions of small malfunctioning machines from Alex Pearl
Oversized magazine pages on the walls of the gallery

Transition Gallery
Unit 25a Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN

Nuclear Winter with Jude CM and friends 12 January 2014

Film Screening + Discussion
with KAMURA OBSCURA - Atsuko Kamura

Full Stop Cafe
Sunday 12 January 2014
Free Entry

Jude Cowan Montague will present some of the stories relating to Fukushima fall out from the international news agencies, using poetry and music


Rhône Nucléaire: Chasing the Dragon (8min 32s)
a film by Miyuki Kasahara & Calum F Kerr

In May 2013 Miyuki Kasahara and Calum F. Kerr walked various points along the ‘nuclear corridor’ of the Rhone Valley, France. Their experiences were recorded through sound and film and informed by local folklore. They traversed amongst others Marcule Nuclear Research Facility and Tricastin near Pierrelatte, one of the largest Nuclear plants run by major suppliers Areva and *EDF. This was part of the Decentrederspace residencies, based in Marseille, a yearlong exploration of Marseille-Provence, the European Capital of Culture 2013.
*EDF is one of the major sponsors of Marseille-Provence Capital of Culture 2013.

Pets Gone Wild in the Nuclear Zone
Paul Wady (and Jude)

Performance by Miyuki Kasahara to introduce a film, “Lucky Dragon Number 5” (1959) directed by Kaneto Shindo based on an incident where Japanese fishing boat crews were exposed to and contaminated by nuclear fallout from the United States' Castle Bravo Hydrogen bomb test on Bikini Atoll on 1 March 1954.

Short film from Val Phoenix about the cold war bunkers in East Germany

Nuclear Winter Facebook Event

Full Stop Cafe
202 Brick Lane, E1 6SA London

The Travelling Museum of British Invention October 2013 - October 2014

My work is travelling throughout the UK!
100 artists were commissioned by Sing London to create artworks responding to 100 of Britain’s most important inventions, discoveries and social innovations. 
These artworks were installed in a bus, The Travelling Museum of British Invention.

The Travelling Museum tours Scotland from October 15th, stopping at public squares, shopping centres, schools and factories. A tour of England is planned from May 2014.

Admission is free and the bus is designed for people of all ages.