Famous around the world for his exciting, experimental and breathtaking installation sculptures, Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi was Art at the Heart’s second
artist in residence. Yasuaki gave insights into his creative practice when he held workshops in Newman, Marble Bar and Nullagine as part of his residency.
Shire of East Pilbara President Lynne Craigie said the workshops were a unique opportunity to engage with a very highly regarded artist. “Yasuaki is renowned for creating artworks that push the boundaries of the imagination,“ she said. “These workshops were a fantastic opportunity for the arts and wider community to learn, share and engage with Yasuaki.”
The 2015 Art at the Heart artist in residency concluded with a spectacular exhibition in Newman. Artist in residence Yasuaki Onishi invited the East Pilbara community to experience his ephemeral installation and collection of canvas artworks which were inspired by his time in the region.
Yasuaki spent six weeks immersed in the East Pilbara, working on his creative practice, exploring the region and engaging with local communities. The seed of inspiration for Yasuaki’s suspended glue installation came when he stood in the almost dry Fortescue River bed and imagined teaming rain coming down and transforming the landscape with water.
Art at the Heart Artist in Residence 2015
Yasuaki Onishi-Community Workshops 2015