Akira Kamada

  • Akira Kamada, 'Birth', Shop Art Project, Tumbarumba. Photo: Photo Robyn MacRae
  • Akira Kamada, 'Birth', Shop Art Project, Tumbarumba. Photo: Photo Robyn MacRae

Akira Kamada




30a The Parade, Tumbarumba
(this space is located behind the Tumbarumba Hotel near 24 The Parade)

Artist Talk

Thursday 28 July 2022
Akira Kamada will be doing an artist talk on site at 2pm Thursday 28 July.

Artist Statement

In Spring, new buds shooting from old vines.
In Summer, sunlight flooding through fresh green leaves.
In Autumn, the fullness of ripened fruit.
And, in Winter, the discarded prunings rest on the earth, soon to gift their nutrients to future crops.


Akira Kamada studied photography and painting in Japan before migrating to Australia. With a background in Zen garden design and landscaping, he studied ceramics and sculpture in Sydney. H. Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship Recipient 2008. Exhibiting artist at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi six times since 2006 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe four times since 2011.

Materials   Bamboo, discarded local grapevines, wire, recycled copper wire, twine

Dimensions   450 cm x 150 cm x 150 cm

Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program

‘Birth’ is participating in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program.

To arrange a school incursion or excursion please contact: [email protected] or contact Meghan Kennedy on 02 8399 0233.

This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.