Other Activities

Touch Base:

Touch Base was created by Australian artist, Linda Dennis as part of her activities linked with the theme of “touch”.

Touch Base is a creative network, connecting people, ideas, and information. It functions as a platform for creative research, and project development.

The aim of Touch Base is to create strong links between art-related professionals to help build vibrant creative communities.

An emphasis is placed on generosity, collaboration, and the transformative power of friendship and community. Activities aim to bring together people with differing skills, knowledge, ideas, online and offline.










Joint Initiative: Touch Base Creative Network & Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research

Curation by Linda Dennis & Pat Hoffie




Exhibition/Event/Open Studio: 26 – 28 Sept 2016

Closing Party: From 5pm, 28 Sept

Hours: 12 – 6pm




Location: AIR 3331 Nishikicho Studio, Igarashi Building, 2F 3-16 Kanda-Nishikicho Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo, 101-0054

Access: Jimbocho Station: 6 mins walk from Exit A9, Hanzomon Line, Toei Mita Line, Toei Shinjuku Line

会場:AIR 3331錦町スタジオ 東京都千代田神田錦町3-16 五十嵐ビル2F


A cross-cultural exchange project based on the value of making connections and valuing contingencies. 


Drawing Water is an exchange project between students from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (QCA), Brisbane, Australia, Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA), and Joshibi University of Art and Design (Joshibi).

Water is central to contemporary concerns about sustainability; but it has also been central to our own physical being (our bodies are composed of at least 70 percent of water) and to our dreams and unconscious. The project will encourage artists to search for streams of continuity and rivers of shared ideas and follow them until they arrive at inland seas where new possibilities of understanding and connecting the world bob on the surface.

The Drawing Water project will begin with a series of on-line exchanges by visual researchers from all institutions, and will culminate in a ten-day workshop in Tokyo in September 2016. Outcomes will include exhibitions and events in Tokyo and Brisbane, papers, and an online catalogue.

This project is a joint initiative between Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research and Touch Base Creative Network.

Organization: Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) & Touch Base Creative Network

主催: グリフィス大学芸術研究センター(GCCAR) & タッチ・ベース・クリエーティブ・ネットワーク

Group 1

Carol McGregor (QCA)

Sachiko Suzuki, Yuki Sawaoka (TUA)

Mana Ishimoto, Masumi Iida (JOSHIBI)

Group 2

Sally Molloy (QCA)

Miyoko Ozaki (TUA)

Nonoko Kanke, Misuzu Kanda (JOSHIBI)

Group 3

Anthony Vue (QCA)

Rubii Miyoshi (TUA)

Misaki Nakatsuji, Sayuri Furukawa, Hanano Sakamoto (JOSHIBI)

Group 4

Nat Koyama (QCA)

Miyuki Inagaki, Tomohiro Kubota (TUA)

Maho Saito, Madoka Sugino (JOSHIBI)


Ross Woodrow, Pat Hoffie, Bill Platz, Russell Craig (Queensland College of Art GCCAR)

Linda Dennis (Touch Base Creative Network)

Katsuaki Sakata (Joshibi University of Art & Design)

Hirotoshi Sakaguchi (Tokyo University of the Arts)




坂田 勝亮(女子美術大学)

坂口 寛敏(東京藝術大学)



問い合わせ先: linda@linda-dennis.com




Touch Base Project:

3.11 Film Festival Satellite Event in Kii-Nagashima 3.11 Film Festival Satellite Event in Kii-Nagashima
3.11 Film Festival in Kii-Nagashima.  20 March 2016.  From 7pm

3.11映画祭 in 紀伊長島  3月20日(日)19時〜
– Organized by Touch Base Creative Network.
– Related event of Kumano Kodo Exhibition in Kii-Nagashima 2016


Satellite event of the 3.11 Film Festival.

Free screening of two documentaries “Cans of Hope” and “Umi Yama Aida”. Sunday March 20 from 7pm, in Kihokucho Tamokuteki Kaikan.

Address: 971 Nagashima, Kii-Nagashima-ku, Kihoku-cho, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Contact: Linda Dennis

3.11映画祭 in 紀伊長島

熊野古道美術展 in 紀伊長島2016の関連イベントです







Exhibition Advisor

Kumano Kodo Art Exhibition in Kii-Nagashima 2016 Kumano Kodo Art Exhibition in Kii-Nagashima 2016

Kumano Kodo Art Exhibition in Kii-Nagashima 2016

Contemporary Art to Traditional Art
Dates 19 (Sat) – 21 (Mon) March 2016

Location: Specially arranged Gallery Spaces in Local Buildings
Between Nagashima Matsumoto”s “Kaze no Hiroba – Open Space” and Honmachi Crossing
Kaze no Hiroba, Nagashima Matsumoto, Kii-Nagashima-ku, Kihoku-cho, Kitamuro-gun, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Access: Ten minutes walk from Kii Nagashima station, JR Kisei Hon Sen Line, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Free Admission

くまの古道美術展 in 紀伊長島 2016

日時 3月19日(土)〜21日(月)

会場 長島松本「風の広場」〜本町交差点の古民家特設ギャラリー

アクセス 紀伊長島駅から歩いて10分


Exhibition Co-organizer:

Kumano Kodo Art Exhibition in Kii Nagashima PosterKumano Kodo Art Exhibition in Kii Nagashima Bilingual Map

Kumano Kodo Art Exhibition in Kii-Nagashima 2015

Art in a Town by the Sea

Contemporary Art to Traditional Art

Dates   28 (Sat) – 30 (Mon) March 2015

Hours   10am – 5.30pm (last day ends at 3pm)

Location: Specially arranged Gallery Spaces in Local Buildings

Between Nagashima Matsumoto”s “Kaze no Hiroba – Open Space” and Honmachi Crossing

Kaze no Hiroba, Nagashima Matsumoto, Kii-Nagashima-ku, Kihoku-cho, Kitamuro-gun, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Access: Ten minutes walk from Kii Nagashima station, JR Kisei Hon Sen Line, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Free Admission

Organizers: Arashiya Art no Kai (Kii Nagashima), Touch Base Creative Network (Tokyo – Linda Dennis)

Co-sponsors: Town Revitalization Through Art Association, Kii-Nagashima Youth Development Association

Supporters: The Mie Kumano-Kodo Society of Commerce and Industry, Kihoku-cho Culture Association

Special Co-operation:  R.Link Corporation

Co-operation: Hotel Tokinoza




くまの古道美術展 in 紀伊長島2015 アート、海の街で

Kumano Kodo Art Exhibition in Kii-Nagashima 2015Art in a Town by the Sea


日時 3月28日(土)~30日(月)10:00から17:30(最終日15:00)

会場 長島松本「風の広場」~本町交差点の古民家特設ギャラリー


アクセス 紀伊長島駅から歩いて10分


主催 嵐屋アートの会  タッチベース・クリエイティブ・ネットワーク(東京 リンダ・デニス)

共催 アートで町おこしの会、紀伊長島青少年育成協議会

後援 みえ熊野古道商工会、紀北町文化協会

特別協賛  (株)R.Link Corporation

協賛 ホテル季の座



Curation Project:


Linda Dennis Curatorial Project: Video ARt Station – Accidental Possibilities

リンダデニス・キュレーションプロジェクト:ビデオ・アート・ステーション – 予測不可能が生まれる場

Experimental Mobile Video Exhibition in Shibuya Station


Artists:   Karin Pisarikova, Sam Stocker, Beyond Wen, Linda Dennis

アーティスト: カリン ・ピサリコヴァ、サム・ストッカー、ビヨンド・ウェン、リンダ・デニス

Exhibited in Group Exhibition:   Accidental Tools, presented by GALAXY Lab. 2014

グループ展覧会: Accidental Tools – 予測不可能な文房具」GALAXY Lab. 2014

Artist videos were viewed at specific locations in Shibuya station using AR enabled mobile phones.

The Sony Walkman first made it possible for one person to enjoy music privately in a public place in the 80’s. Now mobile phone video players make it possible for one person to enjoy video privately in a public place. The layering of the two realities of video and place produces a collage type effect, leading to interesting combinations and viewing experiences.

This experimental video installation exhibition is made possible by combining the video player + AR technology, and links artist videos to certain locations in the station. It is hoped that participants will pause to consider and enjoy this layered aesthetic experience in this project, inspired by the technological possibilities of contemporary life.



映像と現実の場所という2つのレイヤーの重なりが、コラージュのような効果を生み出し、 映像と現実が入り交じった視覚体験をひきおこします。この実験的なビデオ・インスタレーションは、ビデオ・プレーヤーと AR技術の融合により、芸術家のショートビデオ作品と駅という現実の場を結び合わせることで生まれました。


Dates: 2014 Sep

Location: Shibuya  HIKARIE 8 COURT, Tokyo

Organization:   GALAXY Lab.(Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media + SAMSUNG Electronics Japan)





Symposium Co-Design: 


Art School Futures Symposium

Art School Futures: What does it mean to be an art graduate in 2013?

Symposium designed by Professor Hirotoshi Sakaguchi, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Painting; Keith Whittle, International Projects, Central Saint Martins and Linda Dennis, Tokyo University of the Arts, Painting Department.


A one-day International Symposia at Tokyo University of the Arts in collaboration with Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Wednesday Nov 6th
Afternoon Session:1:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Evening Session:5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Reception: From 7pm (Oura Dining Hall)

11 月6 日(水)
Afternoon Session:13:30~ 16:50

Evening Session:17:00~18:45


This one-day international collaborative symposium and unique networking event brings staff, students and graduates from two of the world’s leading Fine Art Programmes; Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK and Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, together with established British and Japanese artists, curators and art project managers to discuss support for emergent art practice, new and recent graduate artists’ work, ideas, connections and careers within the contemporary art world.

Highlighting regional, national and international contexts and situations; Japan-UK, and drawing upon personal accounts based on the professional experience of individual guest speakers, including graduates of both schools. The symposium will explore opportunities to pursue career ambitions in the art world; how these opportunities have been devised; and how, future ambitions can be supported and new opportunities created through practice-led peer-to-peer networks, co-developed programmes, events and collaborative projects.

The symposium offers delegates a unique opportunity to meet and ‘network’, to learn from each speaker’s professional experience and knowledge, whilst also benefiting from shared discussion with peers and counterparts on the day.