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Sculpture with Akira

Have you ever wondered what wild sculptures you might create

using everyday materials? 

All donations go to Wildlife Rescue South Coast.

About the Workshop
Friday 30th Sept. 12 pm -1.30 pm 

Explore the possibilities of creating structural forms using recycled materials. All materials will be supplied. All ages and families are welcome. 

About Akira Kamada

Sculptor and installation artist Akira Kamada lives in the Shoalhaven and since the early 2000’s has been exhibiting in group shows and public exhibitions. Akira's central concern is the impact of human behaviour on the natural environment, and on our overall social fabric, combined with an artistic respect and reverence for the beauty of natural materials. Highlights of Akira's creative pathway include constructing four Japanese gardens for the Art Gallery of NSW “ Seasons”, the Japanese National Treasure exhibition, exhibiting multiple times in Sculpture by the Sea, both in Bondi and Cottesloe and regularly in other major Sydney and the east coast sculpture shows, also receiving awards.

While his early works were larger geometrical shapes, and frequently used recycled timber and/or metal, Kamada now tends to focus on more ephemeral, organically shaped, site-specific pieces and installations. Materials currently include grape vine, bamboo, textiles, twigs, pumice stone and human hair.

His pieces are featured in collections at Western Sydney University (Campbelltown and Penrith campuses), Transfeld Holdings Sydney Office, Thursday Plantation, and in numerous private collections.

Kamada has run many successful workshops, particularly for primary and high school students, either through direct links with schools or in conjunction with Sculpture by the Sea, Gosford Regional Art Gallery and Jervis Bay & Basin Arts. He finds this a rewarding way to contribute to the artistic life of his community.