Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Light in Winter featured on ABC24

Miles Johnson and Kirra Galleries were featured on ABC24 this morning discussing his amazing installation and our Lights in Winter Exhibition opening tonight at Fed Square. Check out the link below and come view this great installation and other amazing work in our gallery located in the Atrium @ Fed Square. The exhibition runs till July 1st

Monday, May 21, 2012

Light in Winter Exhibition Opening

Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, Kirra Galleries is delighted to invite you to an exhibition titled "Light in Winter" opening on Thursday 31 May 2011 at 6.00pm.

"The Light in Winter" is Federation Square's annual celebration of light and enlightenment. The program brings together local and international artists, designers and multicultural communities with a series of light-based artworks, community events, forums and a mid-winter Solstice Celebration.

In conjunction with the winter celebration Kirra Galleries will be hosting their 4th annual Light in Winter exhibition. 

The exhibition space in Kirra Galleries will be dimmed and will feature an extraordinary display of light emitting artwork made by fourteen of Australia's most talented, established and emerging glass artists and designers.

The artists featured will be: Tim Bassett, Rebecca Coote, Andrew Crewes, Tali Dalton, Spike Deane, Holly Grace, Miles Johnson, Amanda Louden, James McMurtrie, Harriet Schwarzrock, Tim Shaw, Crystal Stubbs, Stuart Williams and Robert Wynne.

The exhibition will be opened by Kate Brennan, CEO, Fed Square Pty Ltd.

Opening: 6.00 - 8.00pm, Thursday 31 May 2012

Kirra Galleries,
Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)
Ph: (03) 9639 6388 or email  

Fed Square Management together with Kirra Galleries will be installing a spectacular Chandelier by Glass Artist, Miles Johnson in the Atrium for The Light in Winter.   The chandelier weighs 350 kg and is hot blown glass components installed on a steel armature - it is 3500mm x 2200mm x 2200mm and will be on display in the Atrium from 31 May 2012 until 1 July 2012. 

Chandelier by Glass Artist, Miles Johnson

Miles Johnson

Artist Statement

The large hand-blown glass work was inspired by the Anigozanthos flavidus (Kangaroo Paw).  This unique Australian flower has both bold and rich colours which translate beautifully into glass.  The Kangaroo Paw has a great dance of movement in its flowers which reflect the dynamic sculptural forms of glass.  In the great tradition of making flowers in glass, as is so evident in Boston's Harvard Museum of Natural History, this work endeavours to capture the magnificence of the Anigozanthos flavidus.

Always in bloom, even Lighting in Winter. 
Miles Johnson

Monday, May 7, 2012

How to Start Your Children's Glass Art Collection

New eBook Just Released 

Share the Magic of Glass Art with your Children

Starting a glass art collection for your children can provide one of those special experiences and memories for a lifetime to share within the family and with friends.

Many of us have favourite 'things' which we have collected over our lifetime and remind us of special times or periods within in our life.

These take pride of place in our home on the mantelpiece, the hall table or on the bedside table where we can appreciate them.  

Developing a collection with your children that they can take over as they grow older into adulthood and then pass the same skills and appreciation onto their own children provides a long term intergenerational conversation and family thread of learning and appreciation of glass art.  

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