Artist Maki Horanai  

Maki’s Exhibition in QDOS Gallery in Lorne, Victoria
from February 4 – 17, 2018

Posted by on Dec 31 2017

opening invitation

QDOS Arts, a studio-gallery-cafe-sculpture park in Lorne, Victoria has invited Maki to show her paintings there during their annual Heirloom Exhibition. Owner-Artist Graham Wilkie has built an amazing venue to display art, and we’re looking forward to showing Maki’s work there. If you’re in the Melbourne area during these two weeks, head over to Lorne to see Maki’s latest paintings in a very special atmosphere. We’re looking forward to attending the opening on February 4th and spending a few days in Lorne.



Maki’s Paintings at Yallingup Galleries
on Margaret River, WA

Posted by on Dec 30 2017

“arrival of night”
50 x 50 cm


“the eye of the bird”
90×120 cm


Yallingup Galleries in WA has been showing Maki’s work since mid 2016 when we were introduced to the gallery owners, Rob and Robyn Malcolm, by our artist friend Simon McLean from the Gold Coast. Maki quickly developed a strong following in WA and we’ve been sending her paintings there regularly, most recently in December, 2017.  You can see the paintings they have by visiting her page on their gallery website or by having a look at the “paintings” section of this website.


Maki @ Kazuyo’s Collection in West End, Brisbane
November, December 2017

Posted by on Dec 31 2017

Kazuyo’s Collection is a funky little gallery/shop at 195 B Boundary St, West End QLD. Kazuyo makes clothes and handbags from vintage kimono cloth and her shop displays a number of other local artists showing prints, ceramics and wooden pieces, mostly with a Japanese feeling. Maki constantly has her ceramics on display there, but during this two month “show”, a large selection of her ceramics, small paintings and prints were on display.  A customer favourite was a 2018 calendar with prints of Maki’s paintings and Hillel’s haiku.

Maki’s work at Kazuyo’s Collection


Maki’s Paintings Exhibited in New York City
August 2017

Posted by on Dec 31 2017

Maki had been showing her work in Australia’s capital city of Canberra since 2009 when she was introduced to Paintbox Gallery owners, Steve and Anne Watson, by Janene Gardner and Mary Marks, the owners of Marks and Gardner Gallery on Tamborine Mountain. Maki had successful yearly exhibitions at Paintbox from 2009 thru 2013.  Steve and Anne closed their main gallery in 2014 but have occasional popup shows and decided to take part in the New York Art Fair in August, 2017, showing the paintings of four Australian artists, Maki among them.  Maki had four works in the show and they sold quickly. Prints of the paintings – signed and numbered editions on canvas or simple prints on handmade paper – are available by contacting us.


“destination of voice”

“door to every day”

“following the floating          cloud





Maki’s exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery
3 March – 16 April, 2017

Posted by on Dec 30 2017

the continuity of life: the art of Maki Horanai

Maki’s exhibition at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah, Queensland was a wonderful event. The Tweed Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is one of the finest galleries in Australia and we were honoured to have Maki’s work there. They were also honoured to be showing Maki’s paintings in the front gallery and the reception of the staff and gallery visitors was very warm.

We also held a public program called, “Responding to the Evocative Art of Maki Horanai: a playshop in creative looking and writing” in which members of the community were welcomed to join and respond to Maki’s work by writing haiku or some other form of poetry.

In spite of a rather violent storm in the area, about 15 people joined and had an opportunity to share their reactions to Maki’s paintings.


8 Japan – Exhibition of artworks by Japan influenced artists

Posted by on Jul 26 2016

exhibition announcement

“8 Japan” brings together a variety of artists who will be showing their Japan inspired work at this exhibition. The exhibition runs from 17 August to 25 September, with the official opening on Sunday, 21 August from 11am-4pm. All the artists are presently residing in Australia but have spent significant time developing their art in Japan. While visiting this exhibition at Hilltop on Tamborine Gallery and Cafe, a short (2 K) drive further up the mountain will take you to see us at Mountain Dreams, the home gallery of Maki Horanai, where you can see more paintings and ceramics of this awe-inspiring artist. Phone Hilltop at 07-5545-1424 and Mountain Dreams at 0424-960817-960817.