INUJIMA Art Rendezvous

INUJIMA Art Rendezvous is a project involving works of art and events to encourage people to interact with each other on the island of Inujima. Artist Ellie Omiya's works are being gradually appeared around the island. Visitors can "rendezvous" (meet up) with these works of art and take a break from time to time while strolling around the island. We hope to create a park-like environment over Inujima, where people of all ages, from children to the elderly, can enjoy their time together.

Information

Location:
322 Inujima, Higashi-ku, Okayama (Kids Plaza "Chibikko Hiroba")
*Visitors are free to view the work at any time, but the plaza is only open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on days when the Inujima Seirensho Art Museum is open.
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Admission:
Free

Artist

Artist Ellie Omiya

With their vivid hues and lively depictions, Ellie Omiya's works bring positive energy to people and add a touch of color to Inujima, transforming it into a relaxing place.

Born in Osaka in 1975, Ellie Omiya has been active in various areas ranging from writing to directing stage plays, drama and film directing, video production, and as a radio personality. She began creating paintings in 2012 and held her first museum-based solo exhibition "Sincerely Yours " (Towada Art Center, Aomori) in 2016. Her works have also been exhibited in the city arcade. In 2019, she held "A Wonderful Forest" (TICOLAT TAMURA, Hong Kong), her first solo exhibition at an overseas gallery, while concurrently participating in Art Basel and holding solo exhibitions in Milan and Paris. She held a solo exhibition at Galerie Boulakia in London in 2022. Since 2020, she has expanded activities in education, have been conducting online courses named "Ellie Gakuen," a school for adults that trains creative muscles, as well as "Kodomo Ellie Gakuen," a school for children specializing in words and art.

Artwork

Flower Fairy Dancers

This three-dimensional work is the first piece for the project. The flowers and plants of Inujima transformed into the artwork dance merrily at the Kids Plaza, where Bon Festival dances take place by the residents every summer. Visitors can not only enjoy the sight of this work but are also free to touch it as well.


                                  Flower Fairy Dancers

Photo : Ellie Omiya

Information for Visitors

Facilities and Services

For visitors with babies or small children
  • ・There are places on the island where it is difficult to use baby carriages. You can leave your baby carriages with us at the Inujima Ticket Center.
  • ・There is one restroom with a changing table in the Inujima Ticket Center.
For visitors with disabilities

(1)Accessibility
・The entrance to the Kids Plaza is accessible for visitors with disabilities and special needs.

(2)About lending wheelchairs and others
・Wheelchairs: We have 2 wheelchairs available at the Inujima Ticket Center.
・Writing tools: Not available.
・Multi-purpose toilets: Not available.
・You may enter our properties with a service dog, a seeing-eye dog, or a hearing assistance dog.

Requests to visitors

When viewing the artworks
  • ・The Artworks are located in a residential area. Please observe good manners and consider the residents when walking around the island.
  • ・Please take any garbage away with you.
  • ・While you are allowed to touch this work, it is not a piece of playground equipment. Please refrain from climbing on it or hanging from it.
  • ・Visitors may not enter the property wearing bathing suits.
  • ・Smoking is prohibited in the Kids Plaza.
About using drone

It's strictly prohibited to operate Unmanned Aircrafts (UAs) /Drone in Benesse Art Site Naoshima premises without our prior permission due to safety assurance reasons for the people, architecture and artworks.

Contact

Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
327-4 Inujima, Higashi-ku, Okayama 7048153, Japan
Tel. +81-(0)86-947-1112
Fax. +81-(0)86-947-1115
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