Saturday, January 20, 2007

Where are they now? – Ray Castle

Ray Castle ran the Closet Gallery, a dealer gallery at the top of Queen Street, in the late seventies and early eighties. Ray described himself as the gallery’s "visual arts and sound curator". His exhibitions were never less than surprising and had titles like Mixed mulch (group show), Strip show (films and animation), Art is my wife (Clairmont) and Erotic art (erotic art). The gallery was open for about five years. In the eighties he travelled extensively ending up in Tokyo, where he now lives. He now describes himself as an “Astrologer, Musician, Film Maker, DJ, Writer, currently researching the Japanese 'otaku' manga & anime scene, particularly, the Akihabara district of Tokyo.” You can read Ray’s blog here and get links from that through to his various web sites.