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Morphology by Carlier Makigawa

Exhibition  /  15 Mar 2016  -  09 Apr 2016
Published: 11.03.2016
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Carlier Makigawa is a name synonymous with Australian contemporary jewellery.  Her effect on the field since the early 1980s has been profound, both through her own practice and in her contribution to education. 
 

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Carlier Makigawa
In Morphology, Carlier Makigawa presents a large series of rings made from fine, 18k gold wire that hover, light and full of air, on specially made furniture, waiting for fingers to ground them. A major silver neckpiece that carries the DNA of earlier works completes this small, focused exhibition.

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. On the body, they have a cool reserve and a paradoxical, peculiar generosity; their scale and wearability revealing an instinctive understanding of human form and of the ways we wear and love jewellery.

Carlier was among the first Australian jewellers to be exhibited overseas, in numerous highly regarded exhibitions that travelled in Japan, Europe, the US and the UK. She was lecturer at, and later course co-ordinator of, the gold and silversmithing department at RMIT, following her own Masters studies in Fine Art there (which she completed in 1987). 
Carlier Makigawa’s vessels and jewellery are held in all major Australian public collections as well as numerous international public collections, including in London, Montreal, Tokyo, Houston and New York.

Opening: Tuesday March 15th from 5.30pm.
 

Hours

Tuesday to Thursday: 10.30am – 5.30pm
Friday: 10.30am – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Carlier Makigawa holding the entire exhibition, 2016, Photo by Fred Kroh.
Carlier Makigawa holding the entire exhibition, 2016, Photo by Fred Kroh

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Carlier Makigawa. Earrings: Untitled, 2016. Blackened sterling silver. 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Fred Kroh. Carlier Makigawa
Earrings: Untitled, 2016
Blackened sterling silver
3.0 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Fred Kroh
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Carlier Makigawa. Earrings: Untitled, 2016. Sterling silver. 4.0 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm. Photo by: Fred Kroh. Carlier Makigawa
Earrings: Untitled, 2016
Sterling silver
4.0 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm
Photo by: Fred Kroh
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Carlier Makigawa. Ring: Untitled, 2016.  18k gold. 4.3 x 3.0 x 5.0 cm. Photo by: Fred Kroh. Group of 5 Rings. Carlier Makigawa
Ring: Untitled, 2016
 18k gold
4.3 x 3.0 x 5.0 cm
Photo by: Fred Kroh
Group of 5 Rings
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Carlier Makigawa, Morphology installation, Gallery Funaki, 2016, Photo by Fred Kroh.
Carlier Makigawa, Morphology installation, Gallery Funaki, 2016, Photo by Fred Kroh

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Carlier Makigawa, Morphology installation, Gallery Funaki, 2016, Photo by Fred Kroh.
Carlier Makigawa, Morphology installation, Gallery Funaki, 2016, Photo by Fred Kroh

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Carlier Makigawa, Morphology installation, Gallery Funaki, 2016, Photo by Fred Kroh.
Carlier Makigawa, Morphology installation, Gallery Funaki, 2016, Photo by Fred Kroh

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