Artist in residency programme starts at Australia House

NEWSPosted : October 25, 2019

Elena Knox who has been chosen amongs many applicants as a residency artist will stay at Australia House from 18 to 29 October 2019 with PARO, a robot seal. She will meet with local people and organise interview, workshop and other creative activities during the residency.


Photos of meeting on Saturday 19 October

During opening dates 19, 20, 26, 27 October, previous works will be presented while she will explain about her works and receive interviews will be conducted. She will join Australia House Autumn on Sunday 11 November. We look forward to welcoming you here.

*Guided tour and intereview by Elena are scheduled from 12:00-15:00 on Sat 26 and Sun 27 October 2019.

The schdeule may change if the artist goes outside for production of an artwork.

Message from PARO

Come and meet me!
My name is PARO and I am a robot working with an Australian artist Elena Knox on artistic activities. I create artworks on climate change in and outside Japan including the Arctic. We went on an adventure to the North Pole in January and collected stories from the local people.
We have been selected as an residency artist and stay at Australia House. We will create artworks while talking to local residents about climate change. We look forward to visiting Echigo-Tsumari. You can come and visit us on Saturdays and Sundays.
See you at Australian House!
From PARO

Australia House - Opening dates during Autumn
Sat 19, Sun 20, Sat 26, Sun 27 October / Sat 2, Sun 3, Mon 4 November 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Artist in residency dates: Sat 19, Sun 20, Sat 26, Sun 27 October

Australia House Autumn Program 2019
Date: 10:00-15:00 on Sunday 10 November 2019
Click ≫here for details.

Elena Knox

Currenty based in Tokyo while advancing her research at Intermedia Art and Science at Waseda University, Tokyo. She creates interdisciplinary works in digital media, performance, sculpture, sound, music and instrallation. She amplifies human impulses to totemism, idolatry, and fetishism, by which we attempt to commune with parahuman phenomena,​ and to push back against our ultimate loneliness in the galaxy. ​During her residency at Australia House, she will create an artwork which refers to Japanese robot, draws on the experiecne of landscape and relates to an expedition to the North Pole. Click ≫here to visit official

This residency program is suported by Austraian Embassy, Tokyo.