Exhibiting | Demo Area


Since October of 2004, Nucleus has strived to be a welcoming gathering place for the art loving community by offering quality art, art-related goods, and rarities. Focusing primarily on gallery exhibits, we have also had benefit auctions, product signings, music events, and artist lectures. Having exhibited both local artists and artists from abroad, and catering to an international customer base, we offer an extensive collection of original contemporary, illustrated, graphic, commercial, and narrative art - all of which are carefully catalogued on our website. Always open to the public, we welcome art collectors and the general public alike to visit us.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 3:00PM - 4:00PM

From Howl’s Castle to Poppy Hill: Yoichi Nishikawa

Ballroom F | Nucleus, Yoichi Nishikawa, Charles Solomon

Step into the enchanting worlds created by Yoichi Nishikawa, the celebrated artist behind some of Studio Ghibli's most beloved films including "Howl's Moving Castle," "Ponyo," "From Up on Poppy Hill," "Wolf Children," and "The Wind Rises." In this intimate interview conducted by renowned anime author Charles Solomon, who has previously engaged in insightful conversations with the likes of Goro Miyazaki, we’ll delve into Nishikawa’s artistic journey, exploring the creative process, inspirations, and the magic behind bringing animated worlds to life. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of anime's artistic landscape and the minds of those who shape it! Brought to you by Nucleus Gallery.
Sunday 10/29 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Traditional Anime Painting demo: Yoichi Nishikawa

Demo Area 3 - HALL C | Nucleus, Yoichi Nishikawa

Join the esteemed Yoichi Nishikawa for a captivating demonstration of traditional art. Known for his meticulous technique and vibrant use of color, Nishikawa will share his insights and tips. With credits including Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, From Up on Poppy Hill, Wolf Children, The Wind Rises and many more. Yoichi brings a wealth of experience and artistic flair to this enlightening session. Don't miss the chance to learn from a master and elevate your gouache painting skills!