Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory

Akio Makigawa

Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory has been developed in close collaboration with the late artist’s partner, prominent jeweller Carlier Makigawa.

Akio and Carlier met in Perth in 1976 as art students and shared a special closeness from the time they first met until Akio’s death in 1999. The exhibition presents a selection of works by Akio drawn from Carlier’s collection – some of which have never been exhibited publicly before.

The exhibition is installed in the foyer galleries of all three levels of NGV Australia. Levels 2 and 3 will close at 11pm on White Night; the ground level foyer will remain open until 7am.