Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Winter Light
Saturday 31 July – Sunday 1 August 2021 | Long Gallery
Obon lantern making with Yumemi Hiraki
Yumemi Hiraki is a locally based contemporary artist from Hiroshima, Japan.
August is a special time for Japanese people as they celebrate Obon, a Buddhist cultural tradition where ancestors are commemorated and lanterns are displayed as guides for their spirits to find their way home to their families.
Yumemi will be running some free lantern making workshops at the Long Gallery during Winter Light. This is a great opportunity to connect with your ancestors and celebrate the special memories you have of them. We would like you to bring a photo of a special person who has passed and who you’d like to honour. If you’d like to share, we will be recording stories of participants ancestors which will then become part of a multi-sensory installation which will presented at Salamanca Arts Centre as part of the Winter Light celebrations.
These free workshops will run:
Saturday 31 July (1-3pm)
***EXTRA WORKSHOP ADDED*** Sunday 1 August 11am – 1pm) – GET TICKETS HERE
Sunday 1 August (1-3pm)
Thursday 5 August (4-6pm)
TICKETS ARE FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND AS PLACES ARE LIMITED
If you have access needs please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know how we can assist you.
The lanterns created during these workshops will be displayed around Salamanca Arts Centre including in the Courtyard from the 13- 15 August.There will also be an audio piece created by Lucien Simon which will accompany the lanterns and this piece will be able to be heard in the Courtyard at Salamanca Arts Centre.
Above photo | Corinna Howell