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Date & time
11th of October 2014 at 3:00pm
Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle
Acclaimed Australian sculptor Akio Makigawa had a significant relationship with Fremantle Arts Centre, exhibiting here in the early stages of his career and gifting numerous works to the City of Fremantle Art Collection. Thirty-five years since his first FAC exhibition, we are proud to host the launch of his posthumous monograph Akio Makigawa: Sculptor.
It is rare for a monograph about an Australian artist to be so lavishly and lovingly prepared as Makigawa's masterful book. In making it, the artist had a simple objective: to tell his story as a sculptor and to explain his work. He engaged friends to collaborate with him: editors Jackie Cooper and Haig Beck, graphic designer Garry Emery and photographer John Gollings.
Makigawa saw the finished text before he died in December 1999, but it took fourteen years before this magnificent book was finally realised, with Carlier Makigawa taking charge of its publication. The book is Akio's beautiful legacy