Lambeth, London SE1
Nama Āto: Japanese Outsider Art is an exhibition of three Japanese visual artists whose work is being presented in the UK for the first time. Koji Nishioka’s intuitive musical scores related to existing pieces of music but which a pianist may not easily read; Makoto Okawa’s depiction of happiness, sadness and pleasure in his 3D ‘Makoot’ dolls and colourful drawings; Yasuyuki Ueno’s world where preconceived notions of female characters and fashion objects are challenged. All of the artists have learning disabilities, and are supported by Atelier Corners in Osaka Japan, an organisation supporting disabled artists to realise their potential. Nama Āto: Japanese Outsider Art is touring the UK and will be at London’s Southbank Centre from 6 to 11 September 2016 as part of Unlimited – a festival that celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists.