The Iwano Project I - E x h i b i t i o n s
The Iwano Project I exhibition was held in Novi Sad, at the NOU gallery, which was the general organizer, from March 14th to 21st 2000. Ten authors created works of art on 50 hand-made Japanese papers (110 x 56 cm).The exhibition was also set in Banja Luka, at the Gallery of RS during the month of August 2000.
The Iwano Project II - E x h i b i t i o n s
The Iwano Project II exhibition was held in Novi Sad, at the Vojvodina Gallery from June 21st to 4th 2001 with the co-operation of NOU. Nineteen artists from Yugoslavia and abroad took part, working on 55 hand-made Japanese papers (of more impressive dimensions this time - 195 x 110 cm). Later on, the exhibition was carried to Banja Luka where it was on display at the Gallery of Fine Arts of RS from June 21st to August 9th 2001, after which it was set in Belgrade at the Progres Gallery from August 21st to September 5th which was opened by the second secretary of the Swiss embassy, Mr. Daniel Ruch and in Vršac at the People's Museum and the modern culture center »Konkordija« from November 6th to 20th 2001, which was opened by H.E. the ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Gaudenz B. Ruf.
The Iwano Project III - E x i b i t i o n s
The Iwano Project III exhibition was held in Novi Sad at the Matica Srpska Gallery with the co-operation of UPIDIV (Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Vojvodina) and NOU (Novi Sad Open University) from September 5th to 21st 2002, which was opened by the president of the provincial government, Mr. Djordje Djukic, while the special guest at the opening was Mr. Nadayuki Hasegawa from Japan. Unlike the previous two exhibitions, this time The Iwano Project was a real regional project as artists from the entire region - Central and South-Eastern Europe took part. All 29 of them participated with three works on hand-made Japanese papers (110 x 146 cm). The exhibition was on show in Belgrade at the “Muzej 25. maj” from December 3rd 2002 to January 8th 2003 opened by the first secretary of the Bulgarian embassy, Mr. Stojan Stankulov and in Subotica at the “Likovni susret” gallery from February 12th till 28th. In co-operation with HDLU (Istria) the works were put on display in Pula, Croatia from March 22nd till April 9th 2003, with Mr. Hasegawa as a guest at the opening which was opened by the president of HDLUI, Mr. Davor Kliman.
The Iwano Project IV - W O R K S H O P
Simultaneously with the regular project activities, the first “The Iwano Project - Workshop” was held at the “Stankovic” in Cortanovci 20 km near Novi Sad in villa of the Vojvodina regional government, from July 21st till 31st 2002, with ten women artists from South-Eastern Europe taking part, who as selectors got to choose another two artists from their countries.
The Iwano Project IV - E x h i b i t i o n s
The Iwano Project IV exhibition was held in Novi Sad at the Matica Srpska Gallery with the co-operation of UPIDIV (Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers od Vojvodina and NOU (Novi Sad Open University) from 18th to 29th September 2003, with participating 27 artists from nine countries from central and south-east Europe, with 119 art works on famous hand-made Japanese paper of Mr. Heizaburo Iwano, which was opened by Mr. Nadayuki Hasegawa.The exhibition was set at the “Muzej 25. maj”, in Belgrade from December 24th 2003 to January 18th 2004, which was opened by the third secretary of the Japanese embassy, Mrs. Kondo Miho. This exhibition was seen by 60.000 visitors from the countries of the region during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
The Iwano Project V - W O R K S H O P
The unique women artists workshop was second time held in Cortanovci, about 20 km from Novi Sad, on hill above the Danube river, from August 24th to September 4th 2003 with 10 women authors from regional countries taking part in a beautiful villa of the provincial government. Some of activities were presented in the photo gallery of the web site of this project. Documentation of all events was made with Olympus 5050 digital camera and with SonyWaio notebook with wireless Internet conection and GPRS service and was almost momentarily put on web site.
The Iwano Project V - E x h i b i t i o n s
Exhibition of "The Iwano Project V" was held from Decembar 20th 2004 till January 15th 2005, in Belgrade at the "Muzej 25. maj", with 29 artists from the region displaying their 129 works of art on hand-made Japanese paper. The exhibition will be opened by the second secretary and the representative for culture of the Japanese embassy, Mr. Tecuya Cubota. The exhibition will be visited by about 60.000 people from regional countries during the Christmas and New Year festivities. The exhibition is in Novi Sad at "Muzej Vojvodina" from January 18th till January 31st 2005 and will be opened by H.E. Ambassador of Slovak Republic, Mr. Miroslav Lajcak. There is also a possibility to organize the exhibition in Slovenia in "Galerija Insula" in Izola and Koper.
The Iwano Project VI - W O R K S H O P
The third Iwano workshop was organized from August 16th till 25th in the provincial government’s villa in Cortanovci, with nine women artists creating their works of art on the famous Japanese paper. This years theme was “All in red”, while technique was optional. Activities during this workshop were recorded using a digital camera and placed instantaneously on the project’s web site using wireless Internet connection and GPRS service. This can be accessed on WORKSHOP Photo Gallery, with 20 photographs for each day. The exhibitions of the works of this particular project will be held in the end of 2005.