THE SPINNING TOP
27 November (Sun) - 16 December (Fri) 2011
What happens when you ask your family and friends to draw their dream spinning top? In this collaborative body of work, friends and family of the artist drew their ideal spinning tops, sent on postcards from around the world, and these designs were magically spun into creation by the artist.
This project was conducted in 2010 and was first exhibited at Gaffa Gallery in Sydney, Australia (February 2011). TANA Gallery Bookshelf is pleased to introduce part of this project for the first time in Japan.
Shirley Cho is an Australian artist currently based in Tokyo, Japan. As a multi-disciplinary artist with formal training in Jewellery & Object Design as well as in Sculpture and Installation, she works in various media including metal, wood, glass, fabric and thread. With a background in both visual and applied arts, Shirley has a strong interest in making and in contextualizing this practice within contemporary art. As a recipient of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship, she is currently completing her MFA degree at Tokyo University of the Arts.
18:30 - 21:30