Kazu Nakagawa studied Mathematics, Language, Engineering and Navigation in Tokyo and was later apprenticed for furniture making and graphic design as his focus shifted towards the arts. Survey exhibitions of Nakagawa’s work have been held at Te Tuhi and The Dowse Art Museum. His work is represented in the collections of The Dowse Art Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand Maritime Museum and the New Zealand Embassy in Japan. Represented by Trish Clark Gallery. trishclark.co.nz
Pacific Environments NZ Ltd (PENZL) is one of New Zealand’s longest-standing architecture firms, with a proud history spanning nearly 60 years. The Ka mua Ka muri sculpture is our second collaboration with Kazu Nakagawa, our first being the carved façade of the Waiheke Library. This time Kazu lead the project while we provided support, resulting in a blend of conceptual thought and craft methodology, and an outcome we could not have envisaged alone.