i just can’t say that word

i just can’t say that word is a collaborative multi arts project between Mayu Kanamori and Vic McEwan in response to Mayu’s diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Mayu and Vic have created many artistic projects over the years so when Mayu was considering ways in which to focus on the “present” in order to assist her journey, she thought the thing to do would be to ask Vic to work with her, to see what they uncovered.  Could they make art during this time? Art that is beautiful? Art that is harrowing? Art that is vulnerable and strong? They are working towards an artistic outcome that will exist as […]


This is a forgotten story of the Japanese in Australia.
Inspired by the true story of Yasukichi Murakami, a Japanese-Australian photographer, entrepreneur and inventor who was a remarkable character in northern Australia in the early 1900s, this multi-disciplinary work is a contemporary framing of Murakami’s life through the lens of modern day Japanese-Australian theatre maker Mayu Kanamori.

Yasukichi MURAKAMI Through A Distant Lens

                        YASUKICHI MURAKAMI: THROUGH A DISTANT LENS BY MAYU KANAMORI 10 – 21 FEBRUARY 2015 – SYDNEY, GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY Mon – Fri 7pm Sat 2pm and 7pm Bookings & Tix “We take so many photographs. How do we know which ones are important, which ones matter?” Created and written by Mayu Kanamori Directed by Malcolm Blaylock Music and sound design by Terumi Narushima Dramaturg Jane Bodie Visual Design  Mic Gruchy Lighting Design Luiz Pampolha Dramturgic Consultant Yuji Sone Performed by Arisa Yura & Kuni Hashimoto with Yumi Umiumare Produced by Annette Shun Wah, Performance 4a Japanese photographer, entrepreneur and […]

Images for Life Force

Mayu Kanamori is participating in the biannual charity event Images of Life Force Auction again this year.                   Date:    Sunday 17th November 2013 Time:    3 to 6 pm Location:    Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington NSW Cost:   $50 (children under 16 FREE) All proceeds go to Life Force Cancer Foundation, a not-for-profit charity providing emotional and  psychosocial support to PEOPLE dealing with the experience of cancer. Artists: Hayley Anderson Shane FitzGerald Mark Kimber Tash Murray Peter Solness Pat Brassington Luke Hardy Ian Lever Zorica Purlija Niobe Syme Catherine Cloran Mayu Kanamori Julie Martin Moshe Rosenveig Gordon Undy Bonita Ely Bob Kersey Caroline McLean-Foldes Lisa […]

A Night of Wonder

Artists Vic McEwan, Mayu Kanamori and Shigeaki Iwai in collaboration with SunRice staff, AGS staff rice growers and Coleambally community members to re-imagine the SunRice Coleambally Rice Mill site. As part of The CAD Factory and SunRice Contemporary Arts Partnership.