THE BIG EGG HUNT 2012
The Big Egg Hunt presented by Fabergé saw over 200 beautifully painted and decorated egg sculptures placed all over central London from 21st February until the Easter weekend. All the two and a half foot eggs were hidden around 12 Egg Zones, encouraging all of London to participate in what was set to break the Guinness World Record for the most people participating in an Egg Hunt!
The Big Egg Hunt hoped to raise over £2million for the charities Elephant Family and Action for Children, as hunters text messaged the unique keyword for every egg they found, entering the competition for the chance to win The Fabergé Diamond Jubilee Egg. Hunters also collected their eggs to Facebook by checking in to each egg they found. All the eggs were for sale and were auctioned at a live event by Sotheby’s and a grand online auction.
GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL MARCH 2012
The Open West was an annual open competition and exhibition inviting work from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual art in the fields of painting, installation, film and sound, textile, photography, ceramics, print, drawing, performance and sculpture.
Work was shown throughout the interior, the cloisters, the crypt and the internal gardens of this important site which has a reputation for showing ambitious contemporary work. The Open West exhibition was the first of its kind to show work of such diversity of medium and scale at the Cathedral. This predominantly secular exhibition, while remaining sensitive to its medieval setting, offered an opportunity to show work in a compelling way that opened new dialogue between the artist, the audience and the space.
2012 selectors - Daniel Chadwick, Iain Andrews, Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin.
british-ish V&A Museum Sept 2011
Haruka's work was featured in an exhibition which showcased the highlights of the UAL design graduates. The exhibition was curated by fashion designer Giles Deacon and showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The museum received over 99,000 visitors during the 9 days of the festival. This was more than ever before, which was seen as a testament to the high standard of the work exhibited.
This was one of Haruka's final pieces from her graduation show. The idea of her work was based on life cycles in nature. Her aim was to highlight new aspects in sustainable design and look at how we can develop more ways to extend the life cycle of the materials we use.
Haruka rescued materials from the bin and gives them a second life.
The music was made from a combination of sounds; noise of fabric samples, various types of plastic packaging, traditional musical instruments and sounds of nature.