Watercolour Art Exhibition at the Toyako Museum of Art, in Hokkaido - Japan
On the 23rd of April 2013 I held a watercolour exhibition in Toyako Museum of Art. It was open for two weeks time. The project was made possible, because I received a grant from the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation.
The main objective of the exhibition and the trip was to support the recovery and rebuilding of art museums in the areas that were hit by the 3/11 Tohoku earthquake. I also wanted to give back to the country of Japan that have been a home to my son for the past few years, and to strengthen the bond between Iceland and Japan even further.
The watercolour exhibition involved the showcase of 24 paintings of Icelandic landscape. The paintings were all donated and the profits of the sales were donated as well.
The planning, preparation and the trip itself to Japan was a great adventure from day one. I stayed in Japan for the total of ten days.
The hospitality of the people related to the Toyako Museum of Art, the staff and the guests that attended the exhibition, were overwhelming. The reception I got was so heart warming and well planned.