Years before the Setouchi Triennale arrived on Awashima, the island had already been decorated with an interesting art project that I call “buoy art“. My appellation and I have no idea of the official one. Actually, I don’t have any information about it. I assume it was led by a local artist and done mostly by local kids from Mitoyo and around.
That’s one of the interesting things about Awashima, it didn’t wait for Art Setouchi to arrive to have a pretty active artistic activity. There’s also the Awashima Artist Village, the former National Sailor School that is used as an exhibit hall and of course, my favorite project on the island, Missing Post Office.
But today, I’m showing you the buoy art: