Friday, 30 January 2009

Back in Tokyo

It's fantastic to be back in Japan, albeit for just three short weeks while my show runs. On top of tremendous reunions with old friends and colleagues again, it's been great to see the city of Tokyo with refreshed eyes, when you live somewhere for a long time (21 years in my case) you somehow become blinded to the wonders of the environment around you. Coming back to the city after a year, I can't get over how incredible Tokyo really is. This first week I've been in a constant state of euphoria, tempered by the knowledge that I no longer live here. It feels like coming home.

The exhibition has so far been a great success, with many faces old and new dropping in to the gallery. Unfortunately I was too busy to arrange snapshots of the opening party, but I'll post some pictures of the show when I can.

Pinpoint Gallery is one of the key illustration focused spaces in Tokyo, this is the first time I'm exhibiting here, I'm privileged to have this opportunity, thanks to owner Saisu-san and her staff, and the support of old friends like Kiyo Tanaka, who loaned me my old frames.

If you're in Tokyo please drop in, I'm in the gallery from 3.00pm daily

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Exhibition in Tokyo - Kingdoms Curious

John Shelley Illustration Exhibition
Kingdoms Curious

26th January - 7th February 2009
11.00~19.00 daily
Saturday: closes 17.00 Closed Sunday

Pinpoint Galley

Futaba Bldg. B1, 5-10-1 Minami Aoyama,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
TEL:03-3409-8268 FAX:03-3498-5978

In this show I've aimed to bring together the "curious kingdoms" of my imagination. Illustrations from children's book include examples from "The House of the World" (Benesse 2008) and The Boat in the Tree (Front Street, USA 2007), plus various other graphic works.

Circumstances permitting I intend to be in the Gallery from around 15.00pm daily.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

music while you work

Want to know the kind of music I listen to when working and otherwise?

Click here on Blip FM is a lot of fun, you can play DJ and post your favorite tunes from the extensive (though not comprehensive) selection, and subscribe to other feeds to keep you happy when you're busy.

A wide variety of music from all over the world. Highly recommended.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year of the Tiger!

Goodbye Noughties, hello .... Teenies? Oneies? What will this decade be called?

Wishing all my friends a happy and prosperous 2010.

I'll be working like a tiger!