Purpose of the exhibition
2018 (Heisei 30) is the 150 years after the naming of Hokkaido and the establishment of Sweden-Japan diplomatic relationships. We hold this Swedish Art Festival to celebrate the anniversary year and create opportunities in which the Swedish artists and Otaru citizens have an international friendship through art.
We invite Swedish artists to prepare for this art event from July 10 and create mutual understandings while we assist them for displaying their works, making installations.,etc, with citizens, artists, students, and volunteers. The exhibition is mainly that of modern pictures,installations.,etc., in Otaru City Museum of Art, its' yard and along with the former Temiya Railroad Track. We have experience-based workshop and gallery talk by artists in which citizens, tourists, and children can participate and create opportunities when many citizens and tourists can touch the heart of high-quality international arts as well as contributing to the promotion of Hokkaido in the international phase.
●Theme: Trinus which means a travel.
From July 21 to September 16, 2018 (Heisei 30)
Open hours: 9:30-17:00 ( admission by 16:30)
Closed day: Monday, Tuesday, and August 14
Katarina Jönsson Norling
Maiko Kawakami (an actress, glass designer, and Otaru City Sightseeing Ambassador)
Cooperative Planner of Events
Haruka Doden (a writer, Otaru City Sightseeing Ambassador)
Work: Display of poems on photographic panels
Outside Installation is for free
Museum Exhibition Charge
general 600 yen (480) / high school student and elderly people 300(240) yen / under junior high student is free.
() Groups rate more than 20
Support and Financial Aid
Hokkaido, Hokkaido Government Board of Education, Otaru City, Swedish Embassy,Hokkaido international exchange, Cooperation Synthesis Center, Sweden Interchange Center, Hokkaido-Sweden association,
Otaru City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Otaru Tourism Association, Otaru University of Commerce, Otaru City Museum of Arts’ Cooperative Society, Otaru Artists’ Association, Otaru Art village,
Region Uppsala, Uppsala KOMMUN, Scandinavia Japan Sasakawa foundation, Hokkaido International Exchange, Cooperation Synthesis Center, Nitori Hokkaido Support Fund, Self-government Synthesis Center, Earth Wing Project
The date and time:14:00 to 15:30 on July 21, 2018
Place: Former Suhara Residence (Otaru City designation landmark architecture 8-1, Shinonomecho, Otaru City)
Lecturer: Swedish Artists
"Charms of glasses, Sweden and Otaru"
Lecturer: Navigator, Maiko Kawakami (actress, glass designer, Otaru City Sightseeing Ambassador)
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Art Workshop for Children
13:30 to 15:00 on July 22, 2018
Lecturer: Swedish Artists
Place: Otaru City Museum of Art
"We enjoy Swedish Fika after the workshop"
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13:30 to 14:30 on July 25, 2018
Place: Exhibition room of Otaru City Museum of Art (Second Floor)
Lecturer: Participating Artists
Otaru City Museum of Art
1-9-5, Ironai, Otaru-shi