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My recent art & design talk hosted by Acme Framing, “The Art of Japanese Framing: Craftsmanship & Design” in Sydney on 24 July 2019 was featured in the oldest Japanese media in Australia Nichigo Press newspaper September 2019 edition! 

Online version read here.

Urban Village Winter 2019 Marta article.

Honoured to be featured in the winter edition of Urban Village Magazine, 1 June 2019 (ACME presents: The Art of Japanese Framing, by Tess Scholfield-Peters, p12-13)

Online version read here

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“The Art of Japanese Framing: Craftsmanship & Design Art & Design Talk by Marta Wawrzyniak-Ijichi” was a public event hosted by Acme Framing, Sydney on 24 July 2019. The talk provided an introduction to traditional Japanese techniques for mounting and framing works-on-paper accompanied by an exhibition of Japan-themed works on paper, including artworks by Kyoto-based Japanese pop-art and mural artist Ki-Yan (Hideki Kimura). Event details


The first presentation in Europe! The English-Japanese pictorial guidebook Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Food & Art / 「外国人が見つけた KYOTOグルメ&アート」book promotion event at Massolit Books & Cafe in Kraków, Poland 10 August 2018.

The English-Japanese pictorial guidebook Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Food & Art / 「外国人が見つけた KYOTOグルメ&アート」now in Chinese version! With a new title 搖滾吧!木村英輝的京都彩繪 – traditional Chinese edition by Happiness Cultural Publications, published in April 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Last month I had the honour to be invited and interviewed by SBS Japanese Radio in Sydney and talk about my books, connection to Japan, learning Japanese etc. Please have a listen 

先月オーストラリアのSBS ラジオの日本語番組にご招待をいただき、日本で出版した本や私と日本との関係などについてお話しました よかったらお聞きください ♪ (broadcasted 19 September 2017)

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After Japan and Poland, now on sale in Australia! Miwaku-no too porando interia & zakka meguri 「魅惑の東欧・ポーランド インテリア&雑貨めぐり」, the pictorial guidebook to Polish interiors and products in Japanese – is now available at CLAY & FLAX – the cozy Boleslawiec ceramics and European linen shop in Crows Nest in Sydney.  (23 March 2016)

Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Food & Art 「外国人が見つけた KYOTOグルメ&アート」book launch event at Books Kinokuniya Sydney, 18 February 2016. 


The launch event for my book Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Food & Art 「外国人が見つけた KYOTOグルメ&アート」will be taking place at Books Kinokuniya Sydney, Thursday 18 February from 6:30pm. Signed copies of the guidebook will be available for purchase on the night. RSVP in store, by phone: 02 9262 7996, email: or visit Kinokuniya's event page here.

We will be serving umeshu provided by CHOYA, the supporter of the event.

I hope to see you there!

Ki-Yan’s Kyoto Food & Art 「外国人が見つけた KYOTOグルメ&アート」book launch party in Kyoto Rihga Royal Hotel, 27 October 2015.

For the last part of my presentation speech during the event ('manzai' style with Ki-Yan, the publisher Mishima-san and the artist Echizenya Hyota) watch here.

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