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.
This exhibition is touring to four venues across the UK:
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester: 3 – 29 August 2016
Southbank Centre, London: 6 – 11 September 2016
The Tramway, Glasgow: 15 – 25 September 2016
The Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester: 20 January – 12 March 2017