Exhibition opening at Day Fine Art Blackheath May 16.

Acrylic on hemp canvas 20x20cm.

Mie and Claire Nakazawa launch ‘Triangle between us’

at Chrissie Cotter Gallery this May.

In their first collaborative exhibition Mie and Claire Nakazawa explore dynamics of tension, surrender, reaction and identity. Utilizing painting, printmaking, photography and performance art, the exhibition presents a culmination of five weeks of creation and investigation.

Recent work completed for the Cardboard City Exhibition at Soldiers Road Gallery.
See links for pictures of opening night of recent solo exhibition 'In The Middle of The River'  



Sydney Morning Herald

 Drum Media

Solo Exhibition, Thursday the 8th of November 107 Projects Redfern st, Sydney.
  Claire's eclectic and intuitive painting style expresses themes of identity, sexuality, vulnerability and connection.  The title, "In the Middle of the River", translates to "Nakazawa" in Japanese Kanji. The title refers to Claire's heritage and the transitional, personal and raw nature of her art-making process.

Chaos Emerald performing at the Air Awards in Melbourne, see link

On tour with Sketch the Rhyme and Big Village throughout October.
Exhibiting 31 works, painted over 31 days, at Gallery Red in Glebe, the group show is part of the Sydney Fringe Festival and runs until September 25th.
Chaos Emerald @ Subsonic festival.

allaussie hip hop ‘cover art of the month’: Hermitude – Hyperparadise


HyperParadise is Hermitude hitting the bullseye of their artistic vision, a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. It’s not just their meticulousness in production and musicianship, it’s the passion and love they have for instrumental music that makes them so special.

The songs are bubbling with personality: choruses leap out of songs demanding an emotional response, differing for each listener. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine the more notably adventurous R&B/soul vocalists wishing they could get their hands on the likes of All of You and HyperParadiseSpeak of the Devil has been one of the standout dancefloor tunes of 2011; thrashed by Australian radio; and winner of triple j’s 2011 J Award for Australian Music Video of the Year.

It was also #9 in Rage’s Top 50 videos of 2011 and nominated for FBi’s SMAC Awards (Single and Video). Should we mention the international news yet? No. Save that one.Hermitude have nurtured an affectionate and fiercely loyal audience over the years, commanding respect from the best in the beats business (DJ Krush, Glitch Mob). They’re in a perfect position to take it up a few notches with the release ofHyperParadise.

2012′s first allaussie hip hop ’cover art of the month’ features none other thanHermitude’s – Hyper Paradise. Released yesterday through Elefant Traks, the cover art was designed and produced by a collaboration of fine designers including Claire Nakazawa, Lucia Giuffre, Catherine McElhone & layout by DH. The work was a collage, aiming to create a tropical ‘hyper’ paradise.

Mural at Dungate Lane Sydney 'Hidden Sweets' with Mie Nakazawa 2013