Tokyo WonderSite is a contemporary arts centre in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to the generation and promotion of new art and culture from Japan.
Tokyo WonderSite also runs an extensive international exchange programme, workshops, artist residencies and exhibitions across three sites in the city.
Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon have been working with Tokyo WonderSite for the last few years and over thirty BA and MA students from across the three colleges have visited the centre to participate in master-classes and workshops. Tokyo WonderSite and Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon now host artist residency exchanges and are open to lecturers and technical staff from all three colleges.
Their Creator-in-Residence programme, run since 2006, provides a venue for creative practices and aims to foster international and intercultural dialogue.
2012/13 sees two further members of staff from CCW taking up a residency at Tokyo WonderSite - Nelson Crespo and Tim Johnson.
Nelson Crespo is a Visual Artist investigating ideas around memory and accumulation. His work also reflects notions of Conceptual art and Archives, using a variety of media which includes photography, collage, installation, sound, archive and artist books.
Tim Johnson is a Senior Technician in Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts. He studied BA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts and MA Paining at Chelsea College of Arts and has been involved in numerous group exhibitions both locally and internationally.
In return, we are hosting two professional artists here in London, Ichiro Endo and Hiroshi Ashikaga. They will contribute to the creative life of the colleges and in particular, our Graduate School lecture programme. In addition, there will be an opportunity for 10 of CCW’s Masters students to be selected for a one-month residency workshop in Tokyo.