Kirra Galleries opened in 1997 and for more than a decade now, have focused on building the finest commercial exhibition galleries focussing on glass, sculpture and jewellery artworks in Australia. They now have an established reputation as leaders in the Australian Contemporary Art Glass Movement.
Kirra Galleries hold a number of exhibitions each year highlighting the incredible diversity of Australian art glass as well as works by artists working in a variety of different media.
'a natural world' Exhibition Opening on 7th July from 6:00 - 8:00pm
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: 6.00-8.00pm - Thursday 7 July 2011 Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)