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Tokyo Alumni Reception 2019 celebrates creative community

Guests chatting during the event
Guests chatting during the event

Written by
Eleanor Harvey
Published date
11 July 2019

In May we held a University of the Arts (UAL) alumni reception in Tokyo. Over 100 graduates from across all six of our Colleges attended the event, as well as prospective students who will be joining UAL in September.

The event was held at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, a multidisciplinary art space which offers a wide range of public exhibitions, workshops, markets and music nights.

Guest networking
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Guests chatting over drinks
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On the night Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins (CSM), gave an update on news from across the university. He also encouraged guests to chat and build connections with each other, to continue to grow and strengthen the UAL creative network in Japan.

Jeremy Till giving his speech
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Guests listening to Jeremy Till's speech
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Alongside the sharing of stories, guests had the opportunity to see work by fellow alumni. Photographer Stephan Jarvis, who graduated from London College of Communication (LCC) in 2012 showcased some of his latest images. Whilst Yuko Nasu exhibited her work, Imaginary Portraits; where her interest in people has led her wanting to draw someone no one knows. Yuko graduated from CSM in 2006.

A guest looking at Stephan Jarvis' work
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A guest looking at the exhibition of alumni work
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Yuko Nasu's work, with Jeremy Till and guests in the background
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We’re always looking for new volunteers to join the UAL Japan Alumni Association Committee to help us with future activities such as staging graduate exhibitions, private studio visits, practical art workshops, talks, mentoring and social meet-ups. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with Caroline Archer:

Guests chatting
Photos by: Christopher Jue