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Leverhulme Trust Award Artist in Residence Collaboration with composer Professor Monty Adkinsat the University of Huddersfield, Department of Music

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A collaborative project (2010-2012) between composer, Monty Adkins, and painter, Pip Dickens who have used Japanese kimono patterns and motifs as a platform to investigate synergic interpretations within painting and music (colour, pattern, rhythm and vibration).

In April 2011 a research trip to Kyoto took place to meet with, and interview, artists and designers using traditional and contemporary technologies in the sphere of kimono design contexts.

They have integrated this research into new paintings and sound compositions - charting their findings in a substantial book,:
‘Shibusa - Extracting Beauty’ published by the University of Huddersfield. The book includes contributed essays by arts writers and curator, Roy Exley examining crossover and convergence in music, art and culture. Kyoto-based contemporary kimono designer, Makoto Mori has also contributed a substantial text on the history and current status of kimono production and design.

Selections of the resultant works and other paintings based on Japanese themes were exhibited as
Patterns of Shadows by Pip Dickens’ at the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, London in March 2012.

The exhibition included resultant sound compositions by Monty Adkins.: ‘Four Shibusa’.  Listen to sound compositions at http://www.audiobulb.com/

Composition #7, Shibusa series, oil on hand-dyed and washed canvas.  copyright Pip Dickens 2012

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You can read extracts from the resultant ‘Shibusa -Extracting Beauty’ book at Pip Dickens’ blog.

Other related web pages on this site:

Katagami series

Oriental series

Shibusa series

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