Friday, April 29, 2011


Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director together with Management and Staff of Kirra Galleries are delighted to invite you to the opening of "Longing (wish you were here)" on Thursday 12 May 2011.

Please join us to meet the artist and explore this amazing new body of work.

The exhibition will be opened by Associate Professor Robert Nelson, noted art critic and prolific theorist.

Opening 6.00pm - 8.00pm Thursday 12 May 2011

Solo Exhibition of new work by Tony Hanning
'Longing (wish you were here)' Exhibition

Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)
"In this new body of work, the first substantial collection by this prominent artist to be shown in some years, Hanning gleefully mines a seam of arch and hugely questionable material he finds in salacious magazines, dubious advertising imagery and other such media.

His grand parody of sleazy narrative and equally sleazy imagery is here couched in the consciously overblown language of neo-baroque ornament and composition. William Bouguereau's chubby Salon cheesecake is here too, amusingly reprised in the creation of new works that link formal invention with social critique."

Geoffrey Edwards
Director, Geelong Art Gallery

MOR by Tony Hanning

SEA by Tony Hanning

VEN by Tony Hanning

POP by Tony Hanning

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

Phone:   +613 9639 6388
Fax:       +613 9639 8522
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm