Carlier Makigawa

Australia, b.1952

Carlier Makigawa is one of Australia’s most respected metalsmiths, working with silver and gold to create meticulously crafted frameworks, which hold a dynamic and expressive energy. She graduated in 1980 from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, later going on to complete her Masters in Fine Art at RMIT University in 1987.

Since 1982 Makigawa has exhibited internationally and has her work in public collections such as the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art.



Bracelet, 2013, silver, blackened silver

More work by Carlier Makigawa

Bracelet by Carlier Makigawa Bracelet, 2013, blackened silver
Bracelet by Carlier Makigawa Bracelet, 2013, silver, blackened silver
Brooch by Carlier Makigawa Brooch, 2012, blackened silver, coral
Brooch by Carlier Makigawa Brooch, 2012, blackened silver, coral
Brooch by Carlier Makigawa Brooch, 2012, silver, coral
Rings by Carlier Makigawa Rings, 2016, 18k gold
Earrings by Carlier Makigawa Earrings, 2016, sterling silver
Earrings by Carlier Makigawa Earrings, 2016, blackened silver
Ring by Carlier Makigawa Ring, 2016, 18k gold

Exhibitions

October 2009

October 6 to 31, 2009

Carlier Makigawa explores the parameters of small spaces in her new exhibition October 2009.

Nature and Structure

May 13 to April 5, 2012

Nature and Structure is an exhibition by one of Australia’s most accomplished artists working at the height of her powers.

Morphology

March 15 - April 9, 2016

Carlier’s fine wire structures contain varied and complex evocations: the delicacy and intricacy of botanical specimens, the monumentality of rock formations, the microscopic wonder of crystal structures, even the planes and angles of modern architecture.

20/20

October 6 - 31, 2015

Gallery Funaki celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exhibition by some of our longest-standing artists.