CALLIGRAPHY PERFORMANCE ARTIST
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Ren Yano is an artist and specialises on ‘Shodo’, Japanese traditional calligraphy. After holding exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka, he moved his centre of activity to Sydney in 1996. In 2003 he gained Australian permanent residence as an artist.
Now his work can be seen all over NSW through his exhibitions. In addition, he has held various performances and workshops at many occasions including the NSW Art Gallery, the Japanese Embassy’s Candle Festival and the Cowra Japanese Gardens.
Ren has also taken the role of Kanji(Japanese characters) Demonstration in the SBS Japanese learning show ‘Nihongo Daisuki’ and other Chinese learning shows. He has also impressed overseas audiences with many activities including his exhibition in Dubai and performance at the Japan Day in New Zealand, to which he was invited by the Auckland Consulate of Japan.
In 2010 his work ‘Furusato’ (En: place of origin) was approved by the Japanese Foreign Ministry as a national property of Japan, meaning his artistic talent is now recognised by two nations(Australia and Japan). This work is now housed at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra.
He participated in production of hollywood movie “Wolverine -Samurai (2013)” as a Japanese calligrapher in Fox. Also, “The Gods of Egypt”(2016) in Fox as a Set finisher.
He holds Shodo classes at Chatswood and has a monthly workshop at Barmain, and is endeavouring to pass his talent to future generations.
Candle Festival 2013 Canberra
Message of sympathy to inflicted areas of Japan