|It doesn’t seem like one year since the inaugural KIGA, Kirra Illuminating Glass Award, but it is!!! Once again, after months of planning and preparation, the second annual KIGA was launched. We were delighted to join with our Landlords, Fed Square Pty Ltd, to hold this very special event. |
We were honoured to have The Hon Martin Foley, Minister for Creative Arts, open the second annual KIGA, announce the Overall winner and this year there was a new award for Most Innovative.
We are pleased to congratulate Richard Morrell, the winner of the $15,000 prize for his work, Bowl of Enlightenment, and James McMurtrie won the Most Innovative prize of $3,000 for Totem.
The Hon. Martin Foley presenting Richard Morrell with his award
James McMurtrie receiving his award from The Hon. Martin Foley
Our very happy winners!
L-R: Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, The Hon Martin Foley, Richard Morrell, Catherine Walter AM, Chair, Fed Square in front of Richard’s winning work, Bowl of Enlightenment.
The Hon Martin Foley and James McMurtrie and James’ work, TotemThe standard of entries was extremely high and the judges had the unenviable task of selecting the winners! The gallery was closed from 3.00pm on Monday 1 June 2015 for the judging so that the judges; Robyn Archer AO, Grace Cochrane AM, Simon Warrender, Jane Sydenham-Clarke and Peter Kolliner OAM could make their selections.
The judges gave honourable mentions to George Agius for her work, ‘Comfort’, Kevin Gordon for ‘Urchin’, Crystal Stubbs for ‘Akin’ and Robert Wynne for ‘Raven’s Trance’.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Posted by Nick Kolliner