Thursday, September 22, 2016

September Newsletter


Kirra Galleries News
Welcome to the September newsletter from Kirra Galleries.
In this newsletter we talk about the beautiful exhibition opening of this year's Flame on Glass and we have also included a link to my opening speech on Thursday 8 September 2016. We wanted to share these words with you as we feel particularly strongly about the fact that in Victoria there are now no tertiary education opportunities for the study of art, majoring in Glass.
> LINK TO MY SPEECH
Please enjoy reading our newsletter.
Regards

Peter Kolliner
Gallery Director

FLAME ON
GLASS 2016

On Thursday 8 September 2016 the 14th Annual Overview of Contemporary Flame Formed Glass was opened by our Gallery Director, Peter Kolliner.
The Gallery was overflowing with guests enjoying the amazing work on display, and then following the opening speech, some of the artists headed out to the Atrium to "start their torches" and dazzle us with their skills. The demonstrations continued throughout the weekend and visitors to the Atrium were captivated by the flame and the dexterity of the artists as they transformed glass rods into a great variety of stunning beads and beautiful sculptural works.
A huge thank you to Kathryn Chaston, Peter Minson, Mark Eliott, Cas Davey, Craig Snell, Dominic Garcia, Wolfgang Engel, and Kathryn Wardill who spent many hours entertaining visitors to Kirra Galleries. We are also deeply grateful for the MC skills of Tina Cooper over the weekend.
Wolfgang Engel
Wolfgang Engel
Jacquie Campbell Peter Minson
Jacquie Campbell Peter Minson
Dominic Garcia Craig Snell
Dominic Garcia Craig Snell
Kathryn Chaston Sally Balfour
Kathryn Chaston Sally Balfour
L: Anne Oberin R: Marilyn Hayes
L: Anne Oberin R: Marilyn Hayes
Cas Davey Barb Jorgensen
Cas Davey Barb Jorgensen
SATURDAY DEMONSTRATIONS
Cas Davey Barb Jorgensen
AND FOR THE ARTISTS - IT IS OVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR - BUT THE EXHIBITION CONTINUES AT KIRRA GALLERIES
L-R: Dominic Garcia, Peter Minson, Kathryn Wardill, Craig Snell, Kathryn Chaston, Mark Eliott, Tina Cooper, Wolfgang Engel, and front row: Cas Davey
L-R: Dominic Garcia, Peter Minson, Kathryn Wardill, Craig Snell, Kathryn Chaston, Mark Eliott, Tina Cooper, Wolfgang Engel, and front row: Cas Davey
The Flame on Glass 2016 exhibition will continue until mid October so please drop in and see the incredible collection of sculpture and jewellery.

SAVE THE DATE
NATURAL SELECTION

Thursday 20 October 2016
A solo exhibition featuring the work of Amanda Louden
Amanda was one of the first glass artists to be represented at Kirra Galleries - way back in December 1997 (ouch, that's a long time ago!) We are delighted to have watched Amanda's career go from strength to strength and see her work purchased by collectors from all over the world. This will be Amanda's 7th solo exhibition with Kirra Galleries
'Green kangaroo paw' by Amanda Louden. 315 h X 110 w
'Green kangaroo paw' by Amanda Louden. 315 h X 110 w

SOFA
CHICAGO 2016

3 - 6 November 2016
Kirra Galleries will be setting up a booth at SOFA Chicago 2016 - this will be the 13th trip for the Gallery and to celebrate the event we will be exhibiting the work of 13 Australian and New Zealand Glass Artists who are:

• Nicole Ayliffe
• Brenden Scott French
• Holly Grace
• Gerry King
• Peter Nilsson
• Ruth Oliphant
• Harriet Schwarzrock
• Tim Shaw
• Yusuk√© Takemura
• Zoe Woods
• Robert Wynne
• Kayo Yokoyama
• Ben Young

SOFA CHICAGO
THE APPROACH-FEMALE by Peter Nilsson
THE APPROACH-FEMALE by Peter Nilsson
STILL by Harriet Schwarzrock
STILL by Harriet Schwarzrock

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