Saturday, 3 June 2017

Guests from 2016 to 2017 and New Collection

The jigsaw puzzle of Ireland. This must be one of the most favorite piece in my collection. I have to also get the British one as well!! アイルランドのジグソーパズル。これはコレクションの中でも最もお気に入りの1つに違いない。英国のパズルも手に入れなければ!!

Northern Ireland was easy for him. The rest of the parts was not easy. 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

2 Japanese visitors and changing the caravan storage

My brother who lives in New York came to visit me in Belfast for the first time.
Japanese curator, Ms. Mizuki Takahashi came to Belfast to see my activities.

The caravan storage increased their rent unexpectedly. As I cannot afford it any more, I decided to move it to new outdoor storage. Though I worry about the damages because of moisture inside the caravan,  I cannot find other way to keep it. If anybody can offer indoor storage with cheap price, let me know about it. I really appreciate for it.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Super heroes in my caravan.

He works for the local newspaper. He said he will put the picture of Borderline Project in newspaper.

She doesn't want to leave Peter Rabbit.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Borderline Project @ Xmas event in Belfast

Hi Everybody,
Borderline Project will be in the Xmas event on Saturday 12th December tomorrow in Belfast like last year! See you on the site!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

My biggest solo exhibition In Northern Ireland is coming up next week!

My biggest solo exhibition in Northern Ireland is coming up from next week,
I hope you can make it.

Self Sufficient Life
Shiro Masuyama

Exhibition Opening: Friday 2 October, 7-9 pm*
3 October - 25 November
Artist Talk: Saturday 10 October, 2-3 pm

Millennium Court Arts Centre 
William Street, Portadown, Co Armagh, BT62 3NX 

*Free Bus leaves Belfast (golden thread gallery) at 6.30pm on 2 October. Leaves Portadown (to return to Belfast) at 9pm. For more information or to book a place contact

A new 68 page publication coincides with the exhibition, with essays by Jun Yang and Slavka Sverakova.


Millennium Court Arts Centre is delighted to present ‘Self Sufficient Life’ a new solo exhibition by Shiro Masuyama which brings together three international projects made between 2012 and 2015.

Taking animal husbandry as his point of departure for the theme of self-sufficiency Masuyama travelled in Ireland (2012), Peru (2014) and Mongolia (2015) to make the three projects: ‘knitting the woollen jumper for the sheep I sheared using its own wool’, ‘weaving the scarf for the alpaca I sheared using its own wool’ and ‘making a saddle for the Bactrian camel I sheared using its own wool.’ In each location he learned the place specific techniques of shearing, spinning and weaving, in order to make an item of clothing for the sheared animal to wear.

Masuyama’s approach is collaborative and the work is shaped by the specific materials, skills, knowledge and energies of people in each place. The locations and landscapes in this series of works vary wildly, between rural Ireland to rural Peru and Mongolia which present more remote and self-sufficient environments. Ultimately the processes and dialogues involved in creating the three objects become central to each project.

The exhibition is composed of video documentation, photographic portraits of the animals and the objects themselves. Though realised with characteristic humour ‘Self Sufficient Life’ is motivated by genuine inquiry and raises political issues. Masuyama cites the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the resulting shockwaves through Japanese society and the implications of nuclear power for the future global energy landscape, both as prompting a significant shift in his own outlook and as a catalyst for this project, and its central theme of self-sufficiency.