Akira Kamada

Akira Kamada is a sculptor and installation artist who works mostly with natural, recycled or re-purposed materials. He is inspired by the subtle beauty and complexity of the natural world, and a central concern of his work is the impact of human behaviour on the natural environment, and on our overall social fabric.

Born in Japan in 1955, Kamada studied photography and painting before immigrating to Australia in 1987. While working as a landscape gardener specialising in contemporary Japanese garden design, he studied ceramics and sculpture, and began exhibiting in group shows and public exhibitions from the early 2000s.

Kamada first entered Sculpture by the Sea Bondi in 2006. In 2008 he received the Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists’ Mentor Program Scholarship, and subsequently became a regular finalist in Sculpture by the Sea Bondi and most major sculpture shows in the Sydney area, winning a number of awards.

His pieces are featured in outdoor collections at Western Sydney University (Campbelltown and Penrith campuses),Transfield Holdings, Granite Island SA, and numerous private collections. However, in recent years he has begun focusing on more ephemeral, site-specific pieces and and on smaller indoor works.

In 2014 Kamada and his partner moved from Sydney to the Jervis Bay area, where has been able to combine his own art practice with the running of local sculpture workshops and outdoor environmental sculpture shows.

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Art Atrium Exhibition Opening – Akira Kamada – Why do we make art ?

Art Atrium Exhibition Opening – Akira Kamada and Adrian Lockhart

Art Atrium Exhibition Opening – Akira Kamada – Earth Wind Water & Human Activities