Sunday, July 3, 2011

'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)

 Daisy by Miki Kubo

Tulip by Miki Kubo

 Chatter by Miki Kubo

Octopuses by Amanda Louden

Eremophila maculata by Amanda Louden

Daisy by Amanda Louden