Daily Bravery Onagawa exhibition and workshop, Japan

An older lady looks at the sculpture she has just made.
Art exhibition in a container in the communal area of the temporary housing complex.
Exhibition in a container in the communal area of the Baseball Stadium Temporary Housing, Onagawa, Japan, 2013.

In the Onagawa, Japan installment of the ongoing Bravery project, bricolage sculptures were made with local children and seniors out of recycled food containers and found materials.

Children’s Workshop

10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm -2 :30 pm
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Town Baseball Stadium Temporary Housing, Onagawa, Japan

Courage is actually a very humble attitude and not just for superheroes. We can recycle everyday materials into fancy medallions in the same way that we transform apprehension into bravery – with imagination combining small components to make a heroic effect. In this workshop, Canadian artist Magda Wojtyra will help children make hanging collage sculptures out of humble and found materials like recycled food containers and small sticks.

Medals Display

4 to 8 September 2013
Baseball Stadium Temporary Housing Exhibition Space, Onagawa, Japan

Gold sculpture made of cardboard and found materials.

Yuuki Medal – sculpture made of recycled cardboard, recycled and painted food containers and PET bottles, scallop shells, and various found objects. Exhibited at the Baseball Stadium Temporary Housing in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Part of the Ishinomaki Line Art Project, 2013.

Magda, a child,, and her grandmother pose with art made by the child.

The youngest participant in the bravery medals workshop, Onagawa, Japan 2013

An older lady looks at the sculpture she has just made.

A participant admires her creation.

The Canadian artist Magda Wojtyra and two senior workshop attendants show off their collages.

Magda and two senior workshop participants show off their collages.Onagawa, Japan 2013

Table with art and craft supplies and people making art.

Participants at the bravery medals workshop, Onagawa, Japan 2013. The gentleman on the right is the director of the housing complex. He patiently worked for 2 hours on his collage and looked quite happy afterwards.

Magda with two senior participants of the bravery medal workshop.

Magda with senior residents of the Baseball Stadium Temporary Housing of Onagawa, Japan, shows off the bravery medal she made from recycled take-out food containers.

Drawings and small sculptures are hung on a metal wall and rest on a wooden table in a container housing exhibition in Onagawa, Japan.

Monsters for the Tandem Flight animation and bravery medals, Onagawa, Japan 2013

Drawings and small sculptures are hung on a metal wall and rest on a wooden table in a container housing exhibition in Onagawa, Japan.

Monsters for the Tandem Flight animation and bravery medals, Onagawa, Japan 2013

Chie and Magda in front of a container housing exhibition.

Art makes you strong! Chie Kajiwara, the main organizer behind all the Onagawa art activity, and Magda Wojtyra, one of the artists in residence, pose in front of Magda’s art and collages made by residents of the temporary housing community.

Art collages exhibited in a container communal area of the temporary housing complex.

Art collages exhibited in a container communal area of the temporary housing complex.

Collages made by residents of the temporary housing unit.

Collages made by residents of the temporary housing unit.

Temporary housing residents receive the art they made after the exhibition.

After the exhibition residents of the temporary housing community receive their art that has been framed for them. This man was a fisherman before the tsunami that destroyed his town and life. None of them believed themselves to be artists or to be making art, but in the end they were convinced!

Temporary housing residents receive the art they made after the exhibition.

Mai and her multi headed monsters.

Temporary housing residents receive the art they made after the exhibition.

Sato San with the bravery medal she made and a thank-you and goodbye note from us.

Temporary housing residents receive the art they made after the exhibition.

Sato San with the framed collage she made. At 89 years old, she was the oldest participant in the workshop, and one of the bravest to try something new.

Daily Bravery and Tandem Flight Onagawa monsters installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery and Tandem Flight Onagawa monsters installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery and Tandem Flight Onagawa monsters installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery and Tandem Flight Onagawa monsters installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery and Tandem Flight Onagawa monsters installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery and Tandem Flight Onagawa monsters installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery and Tandem Flight Onagawa monsters installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery and Tandem Flight Onagawa monsters installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery Onagawa installation view inside shipping containers.

Daily Bravery Onagawa installation view inside shipping containers.

Yuuki Medal, Daily Bravery Onagawa

Yuuki Medal, Daily Bravery Onagawa

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