Winter Garden, Sheffield
October – November 2015
Seiko has been working in collaboration with scientist Dr. Nathan Adams since early spring, to create an origami sculpture based on the GFP (Green fluorescent) protein.
The work has just been completed and installed in the Winter Garden and shown until the 3rd November and then will be moved to the Krebs Festival at Firth Court, University of Sheffield.
There is an interesting public event on the 13th November, follow link for details.
A special thank you to Robin Dobson for his metal engineering, and Yuko Noda for many hours of folding paper together.
The Silk Mill, Derby
September 2014 – 2016
Seiko has just finished the 'Entrance texture commission' for The Silk Mill, Derby. The Silk Mill is the exciting new venue of Derby Museums, which is reinventing itself through the Re:Make project. Seiko wanted to encapture the industrial heritage with contemporary design and technology.
#Hexwall is a wall-based sculpture incorporating soundscape and LED animations controlled by a Raspberry Pi and heat sensor. It consists of around 30 hexagons made of various woods, acrylics and metals.
During the commission Seiko learnt Inkscape software, for design and laser cutting and learnt about metals and their polishing and finishing, from fellow artist Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill. Master furntiture designer/maker John Thatcher helped her again in making many beautiful wooden hexagons. Also, Seiko collaborated with Dennis Tuckerman again to create a interesting soundscape.
By A Slender Thread
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
30th Jul – 21st September 2013
Seiko's work 'The Colour of Summer' is now being shown in this group exhibition in the beautiful Aberystwyth arts centre gallery.
The Colour Of Summer
Museum in the Park, Stroud
26th Apr – 26 May 2013
Seiko has installed her new work for Spring Select 2013. Here you can see a video of the process of making this work made by Vivienne Mager.
Successful Arts Council Funding Application
Seiko is very pleased to recieve Arts Council funding to create new work for Stroud International Textiles Show, starting in April 2013. Please follow the link below for details.
The Tree of Dreams
The Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury Hospital
Seiko has completed her commissioned work for The Redwoods Centre, a new mental health facilty to replace Shelton Hospital. She has done workshops with patients and service users to source inspiration for design. She has produced a hanging sculpture consisting of 300 laser-cut wood pieces. Featuring engraved positive words and phrases collected from patients, staff and service users.
Images will be in the work section soon.
SI Leeds Literary Prize
Seiko has finished a commission to make a trophy for SI Leeds Literary Prize winner. She created a unique trophy, made from native oak, using laser engraving and gold guilding technique. She was very pleased that the winner, Minoli Salgado, loved the trophy.
Also, Seiko would like to say a big thank you to John Thatcher again for his help.
In My Craft or Art
The New Schoolhouse Gallery, York
28th Apr – 26 May 2012
Seiko is showing some of her work at this group exhibition.
Thinking Of Homeland
It is already one year since the major Japanese earthquake disaster.
I am one of the artists taking part in this fund-raising project. This product is truly beautiful which would make a great birthday present or special gift to someone and also a helping hand to the thousands of people still suffering from this disaster.
The Shape Of Things
Flow Gallery, London
9th Sept – 6th Nov 2010
One of Seiko's work is shown in the Shape of Things group show at Flow gallery.
There is also a video of Seiko explaining her works for Earth | Atmosphere here:
Earth | Atmosphere
Textiles by Seiko Kinoshita.
Ceramics by Halima Cassell.
Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton
1st May – 10th Jul 2010
Seiko has made two large installations based on the British weather obsession.
The Shape Of Things
Seiko has been selected as one of the eight artists for the The Shape Of Things programme, an ambitious and exciting national artists, exhibition and venue development initiative for contemporary crafts taking place over the next three years. Seiko's work will be shown along with Halima Cassell at Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton, from 1st May to 10th Jul 2010.
Criteria Of Beauty by Soetsu Yanagi
t1+2 Gallery, 8-10 Greatorex St. Whitechapel, London
10th December – 20th December 2009
One of Seiko's works will be shown at a Japanese artist exhibition.
plAAy: Strange World Exhibition
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Blackburn
5th September – 21st November 2009
Seiko has created two new works for a contemporary Asian art exhibition, The Sound of Weaving, a new audio-based work developed with Dennis Tuckerman, musician and sound specialist, and Yellow a textile installation inspired by bygone local textile industry and western views of East Asians.
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
25th June – 20th September 2009
Seiko created Origami Interactive for the resource area of the V&A’s Out of Ordinary exhibition. Commissioned by Museum Sheffield, funded by Arts Council. Visitors can participate in the exhibition by following instructions to make origami flowers for a colourful wall space.
Five Edges Banners
Greystones Primary School, Sheffield.
Seiko worked with all school children to create five large banners relating to the five edges of the Peak District found near Sheffield. Each banner is 1 × 2.5m and hung in the beautiful school hall.
Childrens’ Hospital ICU Commission Completed
Seiko has completed a series of framed works for the Intensive Care Unit at Sheffield Childrens’ Hospital. The work is set to a seaside theme to create a calm environment for visitors.
Seiko is showing her work in two group exhibitions:
Mama’s Arts, The Hague, Netherlands, from 15th November – 14th December 2008.
An art exhibition of works made with textile techniques like embroidering, sewing, weaving, knitting or any related technique that involves handwork. For more information, see the Geborgen Kamers website.
Paper Foundations, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering from 29 November 2008 – 10 January 2009.
The exhibition showcases the work of artists who use paper as the dominant media in their work as well as providing opportunities for everyone to get involved and discover the possibilities of paper.
Blue Bird commission completed
Seiko completed her work called Blue Bird for a four-story stairwell in the Graves Art Gallery and Central Library building in Sheffield city centre.
This large installation was commissioned by Sheffield Museums and Galleries and funded by Arts Council. The work will be exhibited there for 2 years. For more information please click the link below.