Tuesday, June 21, 2011

'a natural world' Featuring the work of Miki Kubo and Amanda Louden

Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, together with
management and staff at Kirra Galleries would like you
to join us at the opening of a new exhibition featuring
the work of Miki Kubo and Amanda Louden.

This long awaited exhibition brings together two extraordinary
glass artists with much in common. Miki and Amanda are both
respected glass blowers and makers who share a passion for
nature. They both possess exceptional drafting and engraving
skills and they use their art glass as a canvas to express their
observances and love for a natural world.

“When I choose a subject for my art, I find and connect with
a spark in it – a glimpse of its perfection and purity that it reveals
to me. When I engrave an animal, it is a portrait of that animal.
Every individual animal is its own spirit. Each piece I make is
an individual portrait of that animal, of that spirit.” Miki Kubo.

“Why do I do what I do? Simply, I thought it would look nice.
My enjoyment of the Australian bush is most definitely my
inspiration and being able to promote some of the incredible
range of species out there is a joy. I like the idea of showing a
natural world in a permanent form and I do love working with
glass.” Amanda Louden.

The exhibition will be opened by internationally
renowned Australian glass artist, Brian Hirst.

Opening:   Thursday 7 July 2011
Time:         6.00-8.00 pm
Where:       Kirra Galleries, Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
                    Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
                    Melbourne VIC 3000
RSVP:        4 July 2011
                   Ph: 03 9639 6388 or Email: kirra@kirra.com