After the exchange, the artists returned to their own countries and each created new work - both collaboratively and individually with contact being maintained via the internet.
From the website:
"THROUGH THE SURFACE is a multi-layered title andWork that resulted from the collaborations was exhibited throughout Britain and Japan and the exhibition catalogue can still be ordered. Participants kept journals throughout the project. Access to their journals is available online as well as that of the Director which provides detailed information about the project.
in this way reflects the many levels of this project.
'Surface' can mean texture, the outer layer, a
membrane. Through the surface can mean 'something
emerging' or ‘beyond the immediately visible'. The
emerging relationships within THROUGH THE SURFACE
are created through collaborative involvement with the
surface texture and hidden structure of textiles."
Note: links to the journals are located at the bottom of the page