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Some fantastic news – Two Japanese artists are now contributing to the exhibition thanks to Norwegian ceramic artist Tone von Krogh.

Mari Ruth Oda and Junko Mori two very talented, high profile artists whose work is featured in numerous prestigious collections.

Take a look at their sites, there’s some incredible stuff.

Other news: The exhibition has been plugged on Imagine FM courtesy of Louise Heaney. So a big thank you to her. (Amazing what can happen while chatting to other parents in the school playground!)

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Japan Art Auction Posters

Here are a brace of posters promoting the forthcoming Japan Art Auction at Studio Manchester on the 7th April.

Please help spread the word by downloading them, printing them out and sticking them up in your office.

Numbers to the exhibition will be extremely limited so please make sure you can definitely attend before requesting a ticket.

Also, if you could Tweet and share on Facebook / Linked In, I’d be very grateful.

Thank you.

David Milligan-Croft


Japan Art Auction Poster

JAA Haiku Poster

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Japan Art Auction – Important Notice for all Artists…

…who are kindly contributing work to the exhibition/auction.

The date has been set: Thursday 7th April.

Venue: Studio Manchester.

Which means I’m going to need your artwork by the end of this month, Tuesday 31st March please.

Could I also ask that, if possible, you supply all work mounted or framed. I appreciate that this is an extra financial burden on individual contributors, but if you don’t, it’s an extra financial burden on me X by 35!

If you email me at: dmc@anidealworld.eu
I can give you a postal address where to send work.

Could you also email me a digital version of your artwork and a brief biog of your self for an online catalogue.

Thank you so much for, not only supporting the event by donating your time and creativity, but also your many kind words of encouragement.



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Japan Art Auction – Date announced!

Right then, we’re in business.

Date: Thursday 7th April 2011
Time: 6.30pm – 8-30pm
Venue: Studio Manchester
Address: 5 Hulme Street, off Oxford St, Manchester M1 5GL

Put it in your diaries please.
Cancel everything else please.
Start saving up please.
Eat beans on toast please. (Beans and sausage at the weekends.)
Tell your friends please. (Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, WoM.)

We need to raise as much cash as possible for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan so they can start rebuilding their lives.

And you never know, one day we might need the world’s help.

P.S. Anyone out there who wants to help, drop me a line.

Oh, and a great big THANK YOU.

Studio Manchester location

A big thank you also to the Sponsors:

Samsi Japanese Restaurants
Jonathan Oakes
Studio Manchester

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New Samsi to sponsor Japan Art Auction

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Samantha Gore, Director of Samsi Japanese restaurants has agreed to sponsor the canapés for the Japan Art Auction (JAA) in order to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

My heartfelt thanks go out to her and her colleagues for their support of the exhibition.

More updates on date and venue very soon.

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