SET DESIGN / ARTIST
Pantomime at Millfield TheatreJanuary 2011 to present: Millfield Theatre set designer and scenic painter for the annual pantomime staged by Millfield Arts Centre, run by Enfield Council. Work begins in February for performances beginning late November.
POP JAPAN solo exhibition 2017Solo exhibition POP JAPAN at The Dugdale Centre, London. This was Sonoko's journey to rediscover her Japanese-Londoner identity. Publicity includes Guardian. The show was extended for further 2 months due to high demand.
Old Vic New Voices - Set DesignSonoko joined Old Vic New Voices in May 2014. Designing and making props for Housed (2014), Ages (2015) and Rises (2016).
Artist of Historic Royal PalacesOctober 2005 – May 2006: Artist in Residence Historic Royal Palaces (Kensington Palace, Tower of London, Hampton Court)
- Selected by Palaces following concept presentation, project plan, budget and interview
- Awarded bursary by Palaces to realise concept
- Final Exhibition shown in all 5 Palaces and extended for 4 months
- The art work for the Historic Royal Palaces was added to permanent collection in 2009.
Anna Lou of London GraphicsSeptember 2008 to April 2014: Brand character design & illustration for contemporary jeweller Anna Lou of London - my jewellery designs were sold in Selfridges and Topshop in Oxford Street, London
Standon Calling - Love Hotel2008: Standon Calling Music Festival stage designer. Creating Japanese style Love Hotel dance foor:
Standon Calling - Baker Street2010: Standon Calling Music Festival stage designer. Creating Baker Street Station murder scene. Giles Peterson had played here:
Standon Calling - Church of Sins2015: Standon Calling Music Festival stage designer. Creating a holy space with a twist. DJ Yoda had played here:
Rough Sleepers Interior DesignSpring 2007: Designed fashion store ‘Rough Sleepers’ in Camden. With the use of floor to ceiling mirror wall, I have created the enormous shopping cart.
Role covered Interior design; Project management; Total shop interior co-ordination; Graphic designs for the shopping bags and shop front.