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Japan Now North

Immerse yourself in art, culture, literature and film from Japan this February, at the weeklong Japan Now North event.

Taking place in various galleries and cinemas for the second year running, the programme celebrates all things Japan with an exciting lineup including talks with novelists Yu Miri and David Peace, and filmmaker Hikaru Toda's award-winning documentary Of Love and Law.

Running throughout the event is OUT OF BOUNDS, a specially commissioned exhibition exploring themes of gender and art publishing, featuring the artists Yurie Nagashima, Risa Tsunegi , Rie Iwatake and Louise Rouse.

See the full public programme below.

The Feel of the City

Thu. 21 February 2019

Bloc Projects

A practical workshop with Tokyo-based British artist Louise Rouse, whose frottage work involves taking rubbings from building façades and other exterior surfaces.

Of Love and Law

Mon. 25 February 2019


A documentary following the work of the first law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple, revealing the hidden diversity of a country that prides itself on conformity. Followed by a Q&A with its director.


Wed. 20 February 2019 — Sat. 2 March 2019

Bloc Projects

Contemporary art from Japan, connected by themes of identity, space, materiality and the body.