The Cowra Civilian Internment Arts Program was produced and presented by Nikkei Australia founding member Mayu Kanamori in association with the Cowra Musical and Dramatic Society and Cowra Council in March 2014. The Arts Program was held in conjunction with the Internment Symposium.
EVIDENCE – The fate of an Okinawan Internee from New Caledonia by Mutsumi Tsuda
Happy Bird Project
Artist Hiromi Ashlin from the Happy Bird Project is a Guinness Book Record Holder for origami crane folding
More about the Happy Bird Project
*Gamelan Man and Ceremonial Performance are results of the community arts workshops: Cowra Canowindra Arts Project.
This Project was partly crowd-funded. Special thanks to: AI, Chaco Kato, Cheryl Speechley, Chie Muraoka, Colin Menzies, David, Dik Mayhew, Emi Otsuji, Frederic Dart, Hiroe Swen, Hiromi Ashlin,Hugh Cann,Ian Glass, Junko Hirabayashi, Kazuyo Kitada, Kikuko Ota, Linda Luke, Lisa Gervasoni, Michele Elliot, Midori Furze, Sala Sawada, Tokiko Kiyota, Tony Lewis, Tracey Callinan, Yumi Umiumare, and many others who have chosen No Rewards or to be Anonymous.
More information about the project is here: Cowra Canowindra Civilian Internee Documentary Arts Project