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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

See you at Humboldt Symposium at Macquarie uni

Please join Humboldt Symposium,” cutting-edge social and natural science programs in Macquarie uni, Nov 22-24. Registration, here A great honour, I'll sketch it as a conference artist! Language on the Move" 10th Anniversary, too. 
This is the information on Humboldt and Humboldtians. "Mysterious Humboldtians : Why they'll soon be gathering at Macquarie." Hehehe?!!   
Yes, all these gangs are there and welcome you!! 
See you soon, Friends! Let's have fun. 


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The work is selected for ParaArt fes Tokyo

Thank you very much for the strong support. "The Joy of Reading in a Library" was selected from Australia for International ParaArt in Tokyo, Nov 20 to 24. Very happy. I'm getting very busy with the illustration of the picturebook project funded by Australia Gov, preparation of Humboldt Symposium at Macquarie uni from Nov 22 to 24 and more projects. So, hopefully, I will post interesting posts on the symposium and other events. So much appreciate your patience! If you are interested in my activities, you can look up Sadami Konchi facebook.  
This boy was absorbed in imagination and a super hero world. 
My sketch pleased so much the boy and the mother.  
“Art Goes Beyond Borders and Disabilities,” ParaArt run by Japan Charity aims at public awareness of human rights, inclusion, advocacy and empowerment of people with disability at a global level. This time, Japan Charity has invited children with disability, particularly. I hope many people will enjoy the exhibition and the events. 
ParaArt Sponsors : Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Agency for Cultural Affairs,Tokyo Metropolitan Government,The Japanese Red Cross Society, Japan UNICEF Committee, The People’s Republic of China Embassy, Korean Embassy.

Now, I've got back to work. 
Friends, have a wonderful and productive week! 
Happy Painting!!


Friday, September 20, 2019

Honoured for May Gibbs Fellowship 2020

I've gained May Gibbs Fellowship 2020 in Adelaide residency for 4 weeks, the most prestigious and famous program. Only 6 professionals are selected across Australia. Thank you very much for support and guide, particularly, Helen Chamberlin, Ann James, Libby Hathorn. Many people are celebrating my good news at Sadami's facebook as well as CBCA, SCBWI, Accessible Arts NSW, National Association for the Visual Arts, WestWords, linguists/uni professors etc.   
This Creative Time Fellowship is designed for professionals and so competitive to get it. The most historical and famous fellowship among authors and picture book illustrators in Australia. So, I still cannot believe my good news. Very happy. 
I'll be creative and productive and grow as an artist in this wonderful opportunity. 
Thank you very much for support for ages, Friends. Let's enjoy drawing. 
Happy Painting and Illustrating! 


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Invitation to Humboldt Symposium, Macquarie Uni

Language on the Move" 10th Anniversary Year! Please join “Humboldt Symposium,” cutting-edge social and natural science programs in Macquarie uni, Nov 22-24. Registration, here A great honour, I'll sketch it as a conference artist! I’ve looked at LOTM from the beginning and its growing. 
Alexander von Humboldt, Portrait by Friedrich Georg Weitsch,1806. Photographer, Karin März.
LOTM Starting up was very tough, but Prof Ingrid Piller has kept up her activities – fought for social justice and advocated the disadvantaged by leading research and critical analyses. Many prominent sociolinguists have come out from her supervision. They've formed a world leading sociolinguist team, “Language On the Move”. Their humanistic blog posts have gained a big praise in academia and world. Today, foremost linguists visit LOTM. Congrats, Ingrid, Team!! Friends, come and see this face and her team!

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Arts Activated Conference 2019

Fantastic. I really enjoyed the conference. I made friends with artists, institutions, universities in Australia as well as overseas. What a wonderful day! Great fun, catching up with old and new friends. Btw, I come up a bit in the video that shows I'm sketching a person. 
Day 1 Video 
Program is here. Great speakers.
Day 2 Video  Btw I come up in the video, too. I enjoyed the workshops and networking. This conference has shown methods and tools to expand an artist's career to the future. Talking of me, another residential council staff has contacted me after the conference. With them, I'm now enjoying a chat over my potential future job.  
Friends, have you ever attended any conferences or workshops? Try them. Don't be shy. They will give you more opportunities, helpful knowledge and new friends. 
Thank you very much, Accessible Arts, for your hard work.


Monday, August 19, 2019

Spring, Hope and Dream

Cherry blossoms are a national flower to Japan. They are, now, blooming out in Sydney. Lovely. A spring always reminds me of hope and dream or wishes. My dream is to create a quality picture book!  
Re a children picture book illustration, I'm placing the text on the images/spreads in the storyboard. Mentors, publisher Helen Chamberlin and Ann James give me very positive feedback and a great encouragement and guide. Busy. This Thursday and Friday, I'll attend the Arts Activated Conference for people with disability. If you are interested in it, come over! 
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I love to see life coming up again in a spring after a winter. Tiny greens whisper how strong life is in a chilly wind. Always, a spring will come. Yet, I feel, one condition applies or hope, if we want to get into a spring in our human society. Keeping hope or never give up hope, is the crucial condition to make it happen. That requires courage and guts.  

I'll keep up. Take care, Friends. If you join, see you at the conference. Let us have hope and dream. 
Happy Painting and Have a Creative Week! 


Monday, August 12, 2019

Japan Trip, Kanazawa

Thank you for waiting for the post. I’ve submitted the storyboard and all colour roughs of a picture book project funded by Australia Gov! Hurrah! Busy, but very happy and fun. Picture book illustration often requires painstaking efforts and research. Back to the topic, our Japan trip. 

After Matsushima, Libby Hathorn and I visited Kanazawa for research. I collected data on shrines and temples, too. This is a shrine. I began to understand the differences between Buddhism temples and Shinto shrines in architecture. Such information has become my references for illustration. 
As well as shrines and temples, I was very interested in old fashioned houses or Higashi Chaya and a famous garden, “Kenrokuen”, historical places and a Japanese castle. This place is called, "Higashi Chaya." Libby and I looked around Basho visited temple, an old samurai owned house and historical spots. They have become my great references. A guide kindly explained the facts very well and helped our understandings.  
Kenrokuen is known for the beautiful garden that has Basho's haiku spots. We walked through lovely trees, flowers and a sweet air on mosses. Unlike Australia, it's relatively humid. There were ponds, too. Landscapes are very beautiful.  
Now, I'm enjoying creating the images for the picture book in Sydney. I deeply thank you for the staff at Japanese hotels, a kind guide and lovely Japanese people who helped us. Libby and I will create an interesting picture book on Basho and children! 
Thank you very much for support! 
You, too, Friends, enjoy drawing and illustration. 
Happy Painting!