carlier makigawa

artist in residence 2003

Carlier Makigawa is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary metalsmiths. She returned to Perth, her birthplace, to participate in a joint residency between The Church Gallery and Curtin University. The majority of Carlier’s works are wearable, in the form of rings, bangles and pins that have a sculptural and architectural presence. Their forms are inspired by nature, seed pods and buds, symbols of life and energy. This limited edition pin for the 2003 Art Angels is a fine example of her current work.

Collections include many major pubic collections around Australia, Kyoto Museum of Modern Art Japan, Smithsonian Institute New York, Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts.