17th Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition Work
Fumio Asakura, a sculptor from Oita Prefecture, laid the foundation for modern Japanese sculpting and worked to nurture younger generations of artists at the Tokyo Fine Arts School and “Asakurajuku.” We would like to celebrate his achievements, and we are holding a sculpture exhibition that will serve as a gateway to success for emerging Asian sculptors.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by Oita Prefecture, which promotes the region as a creative force through arts and culture, in partnership with Bungo-Ohno City, which aims to build “a city that fosters rich minds and enthusiasm for learning. We hope to spread the region’s culture with the nation and the world. We look forward to receiving many entries.
Applicants (regardless of nationality) must be under the age of 50 as of April 1st 2023 and reside in either Japan or any other Asian country or region. Group entries are welcome.
- Only one original and unpublished work per individual or group is allowed.
- The completed work must be under 150cm in combined measurements (height, width, depth), including the stand. However, no single dimension may exceed 70cm. As a general rule, it shouldn’t weigh more than 30kg.
- The piece may be made from any material but must be able to withstand transportation, exhibition, and must be free-standing.
How to Apply
Applications should be made online here
- Fill out the required information on the designated form on the sculpture exhibition website, then attach the photos, and submit.
- Attach JPEG data within the format of 640 x 480 pixels to the application form. The photographic data should be that of the finished work. The photos should be taken from three different angles (one of the front with a full view of the whole piece, and two photos from different angles of your choosing, for a total of 3 photos). Photos should not be taken with special lighting, special lenses, filters, etc