Monday, July 11, 2011

A Natural World

Kirra Galleries new exhibition 'A Natural World' featuring the works of Miki Kubo and Amanda Louden, was officially opened last Thursday evening  by internationally renowned Australian glass artist, Brian Hirst.

In his speech Brian said:

"We are here tonight to support the efforts of Amanda Louden and Miki Kubo, two highly skilled and committed artists working with glass.

Both artists design and blow their own glass, using their skills to blow forms specifically for their imagery.  They work with their assistants in the hot shop to create surfaces they want to work on - glass is their chosen canvas.

I am happy to say I really admire the work of both Amanda and Miki. The glass works and vision they express so clearly in the work, the subject matter so sensitively done." 

Amanda Louden, Peter Kolliner OAM Gallery Director and Miki Kubo at the opening of 'A Natural World'  

Miki Kubo with her work 'Spring'

'Chatter' by Miki Kubo

'Cosmos' by Miki Kubo

'Iceland Poppy' by Miki Kubo

Amanda Louden with her work Grevillea bipinnatifida (Fuchsia Grevillea cylinder)

Acacia acinacea (Gold Dust Wattle) by Amanda Louden

Acacia acinacea (Gold Dust Wattle) by Amanda Louden

'Octopuses' by Amanda Louden

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