22
Sep
2014

Drill Hall Gallery Friends Evening 31 October 5 -7 pm

Celebrate the work of artist AKIO MAKIGAWA

Friday evening 31 October 5-7pm

A special event this Friends evening is the launch of an exquisite publication

AKIO MAKIGAWA that documents the life and work of this outstanding artist.

AkioUntitled 1999 detail

Akio Makigawa was a Japanese born and Australian based sculptor, who died in 1999. He was best known for his simple and beautiful Zen-like sculptures made from elemental materials like metal, marble, stone and wood.

His work can be seen all around the country in places like the Brisbane High Court, the Adelaide Festival Center and outside the West Australian Art Gallery in Perth.

In 1993, 5 years before he died, Akio and some of his old friends began work on an elaborate artist’s book. Fast forward to now and the book has finally been published 21 years later by Akio’s wife Carlier Makigawa

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Untitled 1992 detail

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Untitled 1995 detail

akio4Untitled 1999 detail

 

POP UP Exhibition : DIONISIA SALAS – new works

Every eye for every hook for every loop

My practice in painting serves as a set of tools that works both as and beyond language, with which to ask questions or encircle issues that form our cultural identity. I am using painting as a point of reference to lived experience, bodily experience and process-based explorations, engaging abstraction through my responses to material, gesture and experimentation.

This work is from Glint, a combined residency in 2014 between Megalo Print Studios and the Canberra Glassworks. The works are experiments using paint, screen print and hot glass from the furnace to burn and print onto paper.

Claire 2014 , acrylic on burnt paper

Claire; 110x 75 cm; acrylic on burnt paper Barbette 2014, acrylic and screen print on paper

IMGP3444; 110x 75 cm; acrylic and screen print on paper

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