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Sep
13
Thu
2018
Hana Machi – by SAKI&Bitches @ Sway Gallery
Sep 13 – Sep 28 all-day
Hana Machi - by SAKI&Bitches @ Sway Gallery | England | United Kingdom

Hana Machi – by SAKI&Bitches
DATES: 13-28 Sep 2018
PRIVATE VIEW: 13 Sep 18-20

In a celebration of heritage and the power of a woman’s sexuality, ‘Hana Machi’ is an intimate exhibition by Japanese-born, London-based painter, SAKI&Bitches.

SAKI&Bitches is Japanese Street artist/painter/illustrator currently based in London.
She has a background in the fashion industry, having worked as a make-up artist for seven years in Tokyo, New York and London before switching from faces to the canvas.
As a self-taught artist, SAKI’s work/style grow from doodles on the back of scrap pieces of paper to full-scale portraits.
She’s playing around with multiple mediums over the years; paint, pencils, stencils, woodcraft and some sculpting.
Her work is unintentionally controversial and erotically sweet, it’s plain twisted.
Her glamorous paintings keep flirting around London!

Website: www.sakiandb.com
instagram: @sakiandbitches
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An art exhibition in support of National Ugly Mugs (NUM).
Part of the art sales will be donated to NUM.
Their mission: ending violence against sex workers

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan @ World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium
Nov 17 2018 – Aug 31 2019 all-day

WRM_BraveBlossomsExplore the full history of the birth and evolution of rugby union in Japan, from 1866 when Yokohama became the site of the oldest rugby club in Asia, to being awarded Rugby World Cup 2019.

This special exhibition, produced in partnership with England Rugby Travel and Kanto District Transport Bureau, charts the evolution of rugby alongside the development of modern Japan. How ‘the father of Japanese rugby’, Ginosuke Tanaka, brought the sport to Keio University and how a series of sporting pioneers, including members of the Japanese Royal Family, allowed the sport to flourish. It will examine how Japanese corporations have nurtured the game at a domestic level allowing Japanese rugby to make significant impacts at international level, and culminating in the famous victory the Brave Blossoms achieved over the Springboks at Rugby World Cup 2015 and the awarding of Rugby World Cup 2019 to Japan.

World Rugby Museum adult ticket £12.50. Concessions available.