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.
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
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.
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
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