04.06.03 - 22.06.03


 

carlier makigawa + gallery funaki

     
 

Carlier Makigawa is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary metalsmiths. She has returned to Perth, her birthplace, to participate in a joint residency between The Church Gallery and Curtin University. Complementing her solo exhibition will be a group exhibition of superbly crafted contemporary jewellery from Melbourne’s Gallery Funaki.

The majority of Carlier’s works in this exhibition 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. As the title Catch the moment implies, the work is most importantly about time and place, about significant moments. As Carlier noted, “jewellery is often a signifier of a special time, given to mark that moment between two people, the preciousness is not the material value, but the moment that it signifies.” The works have external linear structures that define spaces, creating volume with line. These empty spaces are charged with energy. Caught within some of these elegant structures are fragments; an oak leaf, a flower, or a coloured bud that symbolise this inner energy and precious moments.

The three sculptures in this exhibition by Carlier are a much larger translation of these moments and become objects that, rather than being contained by and move with the wearer, the person instead interacts and moves around the object. Whilst the jewellery is constructed from sterling silver and monel, the sculptures are made from stainless steel.


Carlier was born in Perth and studied at WAIT (now Curtin University). She now resides in Melbourne and, after doing her Masters there, taught at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University for many years until becoming course co-ordinator in 1998. This will be her 25th solo exhibition. Carlier’s work can be found in many major pubic collections around Australia and also in the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Smithsonian Institute in New York and the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts.

Also on display in the gallery during Carlier’s exhibition will be an exhibition of jewellery by Melbourne’s Gallery Funaki. Gallery Funaki is well known for showcasing unique contemporary jewellery by Australian and international jewellers. Artists are chosen for their innovative ideas, use of diverse materials and fine craftsmanship. Coming to Perth is jewellery by 6 outstanding artists: Mari Funaki, owner of Gallery Funaki, Nel Linssen, Mascha Moje, Sally Marsland, Simon Cottrell and Marian Hosking. Thanks to sponsorship from Craftwest, Mari was in Perth for the opening of this exhibition.

 

*prices valid 2003

 
carlier makigawa
gallery funaki
carlier makigawa
pin

925 silver, monel
$660
mari funaki
bracelet
mild steel - heat coloured
$715
carlier makigawa
gallery funaki
carlier makigawa
bangle

925 silver, monel, resin
$880 SOLD
mascha moje
necklace
polyester resin
$1110
carlier makigawa
gallery funaki
carlier makigawa
catch the moment I
II
mild steel, nickel plating, lacquer
$7700 [edition of 3]
nel linssen
round
paper, elastic
$1550
 
carlier makigawa
gallery funaki
 
carlier makigawa
pendant

925 silver, monel
$660
sally marsland
flat colour
resin, pigment
$110 each SOLD 3/13
 
carlier makigawa
gallery funaki
 
carlier makigawa
ring

925 silver, monel
$660
simon cottrell
brooch
monel
$1250
 
carlier makigawa
gallery funaki
 
carlier makigawa
catch the moment II

mild steel, nickel plating, lacquer
$7700 [edition of 3]
marian hosking
twigs
oxidised 925 silver
$900
 

This page is an archived record of this exhibition. Prices are valid for the year of exhibition only.

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