Ayako Saito

Ayako Saito was born in Tokyo, Japan and studied art in Tamagawa University, Tokyo. She came to Australia in 2002 and completed an undergraduate degree and Honours in sculpture at the Australian National University, Canberra. In 2008 she received a Master of Visual Art. Her large outdoor sculptures have been exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Bondi eight times since 2008, appeared at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe in 2014 and in the Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition, Campbelltown, NSW. Her larger works have been exhibited at: Sydney Harbour Sculpture, Sydney; Hillview Sculpture Biennial, Sutton Forrest, NSW; Artisans in the Garden at the Botanic Gardens, Sydney; Sculpture on the Greens, Wyong, NSW and Sculpture at Sawmillers, Sydney.

Since completing her Master of Visual Art, Ayako has gathered an impressive number of awards including the Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Program, the Dignam Real Estate Award, the Tetsuya Wakuda Miniature Sculpture Prize, Sell and Parker Steel Sponsorship, the Australian National Univeristy School of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme-John and Elizabeth Baker Acquisition. Ayako completed a major sculpture commission in 2018, Heaven’s Door for St. Paul’s College, Sydney University which was sponsored by Dr. Andrew Bell. Her works are included in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Tokyo, Singapore, New Zealand and The United States.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2019

In Blog

Artists Announced – Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2020

Image: Peter Lundberg, Return to Sea (2013), bronze, edition 1/2 22 October – 8 November 2020 Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi …

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Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery

Image above: Jimmy Rix  St George and the Dragon II  Corten steel Following on from two hugely successful Art in the Vines …

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Marina Strocchi ‘New York New Work’ at Araluen Arts Centre

Image above: Marina Strocchi  Manhattan III  2019  gouache and acrylic on paper   New York New Work is the outcome of Marina Strocchi’s time …

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