Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kirra Galleries News - SEGUE Exhibition Opening


Dr Noris Ionnou opening
the SEGUE Exhibition

Dr Noris Ioannou officially opened the SEGUE exhibition at Kirra Galleries last Thursday evening.  The exhibition features the work of four renowned Australian Glass Artists, Catherine Aldrete-Morris, Dr Gerry King, Keith Rowe and Emma Varga.

Dr Ioannou said at the exhibition opening:
"All of these works by these four artists are personable and striking forms.  They engage the senses and intellect, they fuse curvature, outline and surface with colour and patterns in new and vigorous ways.

What else have these artists in common? 

Passion - and an intensity of commitment to glass akin to the very complexities of the material they manipulate." 

Dr Ioannou is the author of 'Australian Studio Glass: the movement, its makers and their art'. He is currently the Coordinator of J-Studios Artist Community, North Fitzroy.


SEGUE
17 November 2011 - 11 December 2011

Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)





Catherine Aldrete-Morris 


Emma Varga


Keith Rowe


Gerry King

Kathryn Selby Pianist
Kirra Galleries is delighted to welcome renowned chamber music presenter Selby & Friends (S&F) to the BMW Edge Theatre at Fed Square - its new home in 2012.

To celebrate, Kirra Galleries, in association with Selby & Friends, is pleased to make this special offer available to our valued patrons: buy one ticket, get one free to the season opener at BMW Edge on Wednesday 21 March 2012 at 7.30pm. To take advantage of this offer, simply call the S&F office on (02) 9969 7039 and quote 'Kirra Galleries'.

The 2012 Selby & Friends season showcases stunning musical talent whilst presenting a magical variety of ensembles from duos to quartets. Described as "..encapsulating the chamber music experience: intimate, involving music among friends" (SMH, 2011) the 2012 season encompasses works by Mozart, Smetana, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Chopin and more, whilst highlighting the talents of nationally and internationally renowned Australian performers. Pianist Kathryn Selby's inimitable approach to engaging audiences from the stage with her guest performers makes for unforgettable evenings of exquisite music.



"As a long-standing follower of S&F, I can personally vouch for the outstanding quality of these concerts and hope that you can join me and my wife at the first performance of the year by taking advantage of this special offer."

For all the season details, contact S&F for a free brochure or visit www.selbyandfriends.com.au

Tickets from only $42.
Offer expires 16/12/11




Kirra Galleries
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne.

 
Phone:   +613 9639 6388
Fax:       +613 9639 8522
Email:   gallery@kirra.com
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Australian Glass Artists head to Chicago for SOFA

Momo by Tevita Havea

Kirra Galleries Promotes Australian Glass Artists in Chicago

Some of Australia's leading glass artists will leave Australia shortly to take part in one of the world's major annual exhibitions of contemporary glass art in ChicagoThe artists will be part of the 18th Annual International SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) exhibition, which will take place at Chicago's historic Navy Pier from Thursday 3 November to Sunday 6 November 2011.  

Kirra Galleries will exhibit the work of twelve Australian Glass Artists at SOFA, showcasing a variety of techniques.
Mr Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director said "for eight years, Kirra Galleries, located in Federation Square in Melbourne, through its policy of promoting Australian Contemporary Glass Artists internationally, has taken the work of some forty artists to the renowned SOFA exhibition with the support of the Australian Government through Austrade and the Australia Council.
Mr Kolliner said, "Kirra Galleries attendance at SOFA Chicago has resulted in many of our emerging artists gaining recognition from international collectors and galleries. Their works are now included in many of the most prestigious private and public collections in the USA.  Through this exposure they have also gained international representation allowing them to make a full-time commitment to their art."  
"This year we will be represented by our Gallery Manager and Curator, Suzanne Brett and the Gallery's Administration Manager, Vicki Winter".
"The success of Kirra Galleries' exhibition at SOFA is supporting the development of international markets and recognition for Australian artists, providing new and emerging glass artists the opportunity to gain international exposure."

To celebrate and promote the artists and their works being exhibited at the 18th Annual International SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) exhibition, Kirra Galleries have released a Special Report - Download 2011 SOFA Report.

 Artists being showcased in the 2011 SOFA exhibition in Chicago include:
George Aslanis, Tevita Havea, Mikyoung Jung, Laurel Kohut, Simon Maberley, Ruth Oliphant, Tim Shaw, Crystal Stubbs, Emma Varga, Bethany Wheeler, Robert Wynne and Takemura Yusuke. 


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kirra Galleries Monash Momentum Exhibition Opening

Peter Kolliner opening the 2011 Monash Momentum Exhibition

Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, opened the fifth Monash Momentum Exhibition - 'MM11' Monash in Motion last Thursday evening.

This exhibition celebrates the diversity, artistry and glass making techniques of seventeen talented glass artists who have graduated from Monash University's glass program over the last five years.

Participating Artists
Ebony Addinsall, Emma Borland, Dan Bowran,  Samantha Cuffe, Kirstin Finlayson, Tegan Hamilton, Michelle Kaucic, Brent King, Jennifer Ashley King, Lisa Krivitsky, Emma Lashmar, Ruth McCallum-Howell, Emily McIntosh, Mariella McKinley, Nadia Mercuri, Jasmine Targett, Suzannah Terauds.

Monash Momentum Exhibition - 'MM11' Monash in Motion
13 October 2011 - 13 November 2011

Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)


Jennifer Ashley King

Samantha Cuffe

Suzannah Terauds

Nadia Mercuri

Ebony Addinsall

Dan Bowran

Brent King

Ruth McCallum-Howell

Tegan Hamilton

Tegan Hamilton

Mariella McKinley

Michelle Kaucic



Kirra Galleries
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne.

 
Phone:   +613 9639 6388
Fax:       +613 9639 8522
Email:   gallery@kirra.com
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kirra Galleries Monash Momentum Exhibition Alert


Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, together with Management and Staff of Kirra Galleries is delighted to invite you to the opening of the fifth Monash Momentum Exhibition - MM11.

This exciting exhibition will celebrate the diversity, artistry and glass making techniques of seventeen talented glass artists who have graduated from Monash University's glass program over the last five years.

Please join us at our Federation Square Gallery on Thursday 13 October 2011 at 6.00pm to meet some of the artists and enjoy a glass of wine.

The exhibition will be opened by Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, Kirra Galleries.

Participating Artists
Ebony Addinsall, Emma Borland, Dan BowranSamantha Cuffe, Kirsten Finlayson, Tegan Hamilton, Michelle Kaucic, Brent King, Jennifer Ashley King, Lisa Krivitsky, Emma Lashmar, Ruth McCallum-Howell, Emily McIntosh, Mariella McKinley, Nadia Mercuri, Jasmin Targett, Suzannah Terauds.

Monash Momentum Exhibition - MM11
Opening: Thursday 13 October 2011 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kirra Galleries Flame on Glass Exhibition Opening

Peter Minson (centre) officially opening the Flame on Glass 2011 exhibition along with artists (left) Mark Eliott, Cas Davey and Christian Arnold.

Kirra Galleries Flame on Glass 2011, the 9th Annual Overview of Contemporary Flame Formed Glass, was officially opened by Peter Minson on Thursday 15 September 2011. A number of artists were demonstrating their flamework production techniques.

Participating Artists in the Flame on Glass 2011 exhibition include:

Christian Arnold, Barbara Ashbee, Sally Balfour, Susie Barnes, Wendy Bergamin, Jemma Clements, Richard Clements, Cas Davey, Pauline Delaney, Kristen Dibbs, Mark Eliott, Mathew Farrell, Sally Green, Marilyn Hayes, Terri Kraehe, Len McFadden, Carol Marando, Peter Minson, Anne Oberin, Helen Peake, Lisa Simmons, Alan Ussher, Kathryn Wardill and Laurie Young.

Flame on Glass 2011   15 September 2011 - 9 October 2011

Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)



Flame glass artists displaying their techniques (left) Peter Minson, Matthew Farrell, Cas Davey and  Laurie Young. 


Flame glass used to create jewellery by artist Helen Peake.

Triple Nautilus by Laurie Young and Christian Arnold

Tokyo by Cas Davey

Dali perfume bottles by Christian Arnold

'Alice in Wonderland' by Sally Balfour

Planet Necklaces by Susie Barnes


Kirra Galleries
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne.


Phone:   +613 9639 6388
Fax:       +613 9639 8522
Email:   gallery@kirra.com
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm


Thursday, September 8, 2011

flame on glass 2011 Exhibition Opening


Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, is delighted to invite you to the opening of Flame on Glass 2011, our 9th Annual Overview of Contemporary Flame Formed Glass.

Please join us at our Federation Square Gallery on Thursday 15 September 2011 at 6.00pm to meet the artists and watch them demonstrating their production techniques.

The exhibition will be opened by Peter Minson.

Flamework demonstrations will be held in the Atrium within the immediate vicinity of our Gallery from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on opening night and will continue throughout the weekend.

Participating Artists
Christian Arnold, Barbara Ashbee, Sally Balfour, Susie Barnes, Wendy Bergamin, Jemma Clements, Richard Clements, Cas Davey, Pauline Delaney, Kristen Dibbs, Mark Eliott, Mathew Farrell, Sally Green, Marilyn Hayes, Terri Kraehe, Len McFadden, Carol Marando, Raymond Mifsud, Peter Minson, Zhonu Moon, Anne Oberin, Helen Peake, Lisa Simmons, Alan Ussher, Kathryn Wardill and Laurie Young.

Flame on Glass 2011
Opening: Thursday 15 September 2011 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Demonstrations:
15 September, 5pm to 8pm
16 September, 11am to 5pm
17 September, 11am to 5pm
18 September, 11am to 5pm

Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)


Christian Arnold demonstrating his glass blowing
Photography by Rahime Baypekkara


Lionfish by Mark Elliott

Bonsai by Cas Davey

Belladonna and the Mandragon by Christian Arnold

Octopus by Laurie Young

Planet Necklaces by Susie Barnes

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kirra Galleries August Exhibition Opening

Scott Chaseling speaking at
the exhibition opening

Kirra Galleries new exhibition by Maureen Williams and Benjamin Sewell, titled "Diverse interpretations of the landscape," was officially opened last Thursday 11 August 2011 by internationally renowned glass artist, Scott Chaseling.
  
Commenting on the opening, Gallery Director Peter Kolliner said, "the exhibition was an outstanding example of world class glass art being inspired by the environment creating signature works  that would complement  high quality corporate and private environments."

Artists Statement - Maureen Williams:

"My work is concerned with personal narratives and views which are expressed using a three-dimensional canvas to depict altered views or altered landscapes.  The paintings reflect my abstract notion of reality as imagery. The imagery has been concerned with the narrative and most recently with the juxtaposition of nature and man's imposition on nature.  I use natural and aerial views and the linear aspects of the land together with those impacted by man. Imaginary views are linked with real views and altered.

The work also relates to relationships between man and the land and the fragility of this. Man creates altered views of the land and these are portrayed in various ways and tied to diverse views. Man is depicted in this landscape space in a variety of abstracted approaches." 

Artists Statement - Benjamin Sewell

"My current body of work is based on the environment of Northern Illawara, I have chosen aspects of the local topography to capture a sense of the landscape, encompassing the mood and sense of encapsulation the area creates, with the vaulting escarpment as a backdrop to the woodlands and ocean.

The making of each piece has in turn led to the next piece, which has acted as a type of linear mapping of the landscape and for me the maker brings together the contrasting elements to create a sense of the region." 

11 August 2011 - 4 September 2011  
Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)

Peter Kolliner, Gallery Director, welcoming guests and introducing Scott Chaseling (centre) to the Maureen Williams and Benjamin Sewell exhibition opening.



Benjamin Sewell with his work Cairn


Maureen Williams with her work Altered Landscape #1


Obscured View 1 by Maureen Williams

Without & Within 25 by Maureen Williams


Collected Objects by Benjamin Sewell


Juainbilliley Creek by Benjamin Sewell



Kirra Galleries
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne.

 
Phone:   +613 9639 6388
Fax:       +613 9639 8522
Email:   gallery@kirra.com
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Exhibition Opening - Maureen Williams & Benjamin Sewell 'Diverse interpretations of the landscape'

Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, Kirra Galleries is delighted to invite you to an exhibition by Maureen Williams and Ben Sewell titled New Work "Diverse interpretations of the landscape" opening Thursday 11 August 2011 at 6.00pm.
  
"My work is concerned with personal narratives and views which are expressed using a three-dimensional canvas to depict altered views or altered landscapes.  The paintings reflect my abstract notion of reality as imagery. The imagery has been concerned with the narrative and most recently with the juxtaposition of nature and man's imposition on nature.  I use natural and aerial views and the linear aspects of the land together with those impacted by man. Imaginary views are linked with real views and altered.

The work also relates to relationships between man and the land and the fragility of this. Man creates altered views of the land and these are portrayed in various ways and tied to diverse views. Man is depicted in this landscape space in a variety of abstracted approaches." - Maureen Williams

"My current body of work is based on the environment of Northern Illawara, I have chosen aspects of the local topography to capture a sense of the landscape, encompassing the mood and sense of encapsulation the area creates, with the vaulting escarpment as a backdrop to the woodlands and ocean.

The making of each piece has in turn led to the next piece, which has acted as a type of linear mapping of the landscape and for me the maker brings together the contrasting elements to create a sense of the region." - Benjamin Sewell

The exhibition will be opened by internationally renowned glass artist, Scott Chaseling.




Opening: 6.00-8.00pm Thursday 11 August 2011  

 
Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)

Altered Landscape #1 by Maureen Williams

Into the Woods by Ben Sewell

Interaction 12  by Maureen Williams

Larapinta Series 29 by Maureen Williams

Without & Within 31 by Maureen Williams

Wodi Wodi Track by Ben Sewell

Clouds by Ben Sewell

Cairn by Ben Sewell