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 2019 >>>

Community Involvement Artist Workshop


Shinju Matsuri 50th Golden Jubilee Installation Art Project in 2020

Tomoko Yamada Workshop :

Respectful Pearl Divers... Fishermans Net Making

The inspiration came from the traditional fisherman’s net making.
Broome has a very strong Japanese influence with the pearling industry dating back to 1880's. To keep this important tradition alive I have made connection to the remaining former pearl divers and their families in Broome.

I would like to share this Broome tradition by having a netting workshop.

Mon. 9th September

10am - 2pm open workshop  **Free

at Male Oval Information Booth

 2019 >>>

This Floating Lantern Ceremony based we called “Toro-Nagashi” with respecting their sincere sympathy and for an annual memorial service at Bon event(12th-15th August) in Japan. I made a special lantern this year again, and the Japanese Taiko-On team are coming back too. We celebrate this significant Floating Lantern Ceremony at Shinju Matsuri 2019.

Floating Lantern Ceremony

Fri. 13th. Sep  start 16:30

at  Gantheaume Point Beach   **Entry Free

 2018 >>>

Deadly Threadly Exhibition 2018

The exhibition showcases a collective journey of four women inspired by their environmental experiences, cultural identity and feelings of belonging connected by the common motivation to use their art practice to explore and represent something personal, a connection to inspiration, a memory, a social commentary or

a desire to experiment with the common language - thread.

Participating artists including Jody Loaring, Tomoko Yamada, Jacky Cheng and Regi Cherini


​6th.Fri --- 12th.Thurs  April 2018

opening night: 6th.Fri 6:30 --- 8:30

Sat&Sun: 10:00 --- 14:00 / Mon to Thurs: 10:00 --- 16:00

Chinatown HQ  Short St, Broome WA

 2018 >>>

Japanese Floating Lantern Ceremony

Tomoko Yamada is Japanese born, fibre installation artist currently live in Broome.
She has wide knowledge for cultural Japanese paper(Washi) and heritage pattern of kimono fabrics.

She had offer make special Japanese lanterns for make presentation to Consulate General of Japan in Perth and old Broome Japanese family for Japanese Floating Lantern Ceremony at Shinju Matsuri 2018. She made using her Japanese calligraphy art and design with her establishment technique and traditional knowledge.

Japanese Floating Lantern Ceremony

Fri. 31th. Aug  start 16:30

at  Gantheaume Point Beach   **Entry Free

 2017 >>>


Pearl Shed Framing & Gallery
6 Gregory Street, Broome
open: 10am to 6pm   phone 9193 6119

- Joint exhibition with Mieke Boynton -



Shinju Fringe Festival

fibre artist  TOMOKO YAMADA

will present installation art "Reincarnation"

using Japanese kimono textiles, Kimberley rocks and extra media.

 2016 >>>

Artist Open House Trail

Pearl Shed Framing & Gallery

Pearl Shed Framing & Gallery
6 Gregory Street, Broome
open: 10am to 4pm   phone 9193 6119


will present a sellction of works by Kimberley Artist,

including recent work by fibre artist Tomoko Yamada and visual artist Ian Mccconnell.

13, 14, 15 May 2016 

I will install the sculpture "Continuation" for different form and space.

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