Current and upcoming events

Washi Umi O Koete: Paper from Across the Sea opens in Japan


We are delighted Washi Umi O Koete: Paper from Across the Sea opened today Thursday 23 November at Studio Yoshida, next to the former Imai Residence and Mino Archives.

Opening hours are 10am-4pm. The exhibition runs until Monday 27 November. Admission is free.

For further information please contact Mino Cultural Hall 0575-35-0522

Japanese Consul General for Edinburgh opens exhibition

Colin Greenslade, Director, Royal Scottish Academy, Sheila Carnduff, head of Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop, Daisuke Matsunaga, Japanese Consul General for Edinburgh

Scottish mythological selkies and Fife beehives are just some of the inspirations for a group of talented printmakers exhibiting at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. The stunning exhibition of original hand-made prints created on traditionally crafted Washi Japanese paper was officially opened on Saturday 18 November by  Daisuke Matsunaga, Japanese Consul General for Edinburgh

Washi Umi O Koete: Paper from Across the Sea  is a creative collaboration between Fife Dunfermline Printmakers and Mino Art Info, Japan. The cultural collaboration brings together the ancient Japanese tradition of Washi paper-making and the very best of contemporary Scottish printmaking. The results can be seen at an exhibition at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop from 20 November to 9 December 2108. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 16.30.

The project came about as a result of a papermaking residency in Mino by workshop member Chrissie Heughan which she undertook several years ago. She kept in touch with the papermakers and in early 2016 Mino Art Info invited her to develop a collaborative creative project with them.  And so Paper from Across the sea started to take shape.

Thirteen artist printmakers responded to the art challenge. Over a period of three months each artist produced an edition of 10 prints. Five different types of hand-made paper were used, each selected for their unique fibres and tactile quality as well as their suitably for different types of printing – screenprinting, etching, collagraph, linocut and woodblock.

The artists taking part are: Sheila Carnduff, Thora Clyne, Chrissie Heughan, Catherine King, Peter Kirley, Linda Lincoln, Robert Maclaurin, Bill McKechnie, Babs Pease, Clive Ramage, Stephen Ratomski, Aine Scannell, and Clare Yarrington.

The papermakers are: Masashi Sawamura, Takanori Senda and Yukiyo Terada

The project is grateful to have received funding from The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and The Japan Society of Scotland

The prints are available to view on our Facebook page.  They are available for sale and as a suite. Please use the Contact Form on this website for all sales enquiries.