Thursday, September 20, 2012

Directors' Choice Exhibition Opening Invitation

2012 marks two very special milestones for Kirra Galleries; it is 10 years since we opened our Federation Square Gallery, opposite the National Gallery of Victoria in the heart of Melbourne, and 15 years since we opened the first Gallery in the Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct in Melbourne.

The collection of works that we are presenting for the Directors' Choice Exhibition is a combination of pure resonant forms and thought provoking inspiring technical pieces that showcase the diversity and skills of Australian artists.

For the past fifteen years we have sourced work from Australia's finest glass artists offering original design concepts and technical skills. The artists selected for Directors' Choice include established and emerging artists, artists who have been supporting Kirra Galleries since the late 1990s, and artists that have been represented by Kirra Galleries at SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) in Chicago.

Gallery Director, Peter Kolliner OAM, Management and Staff would be thrilled if you could join us to celebrate the opening of this milestone exhibition on Thursday 4th October 2012 at 6.00pm at Kirra Galleries, Federation Square.

The exhibition will be opened by Dr Noris Ioannou.

Dr Noris Ioannou is the author of 'Australian Studio Glass: the movement, its makers and their Art'. He is currently the Coordinator of J-Studios Artist Community, North Fitzroy.

Directors' Choice Exhibition Opening:  6.00pm to 8.00pm 4 October 2012

Kirra Galleries
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Street Melbourne
Phone: 03 9639 6388
Directors' Choice Exhibitors  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Flame On Glass 2012

Kirra Galleries latest exhibition, Flame on Glass, celebrating 10 years of contemporary flame formed glass, was officially opened on Thursday 6 September 2012.

Gallery Director, Peter Kolliner OAM opened the exhibition together with glass artists Christian Arnold and Mark Eliott who presented an artist's perspective.  Christian and Mark have been exhibiting and demonstrating since the first Flame on Glass exhibition in 2003.

There was a huge crowd in attendance to greet the artists who had travelled to Melbourne from around Australia to participate in the flame work demonstrations held in front of the gallery over 4 days.

Participating Artists
Christian Arnold, Barbara Ashbee, Sally Balfour, Susie Barnes, Wendy Bergamin, Jemma Clements, Richard Clements, Cas Davey, Pauline Delaney, Kristen Dibbs, Cindy Durant, Mark Eliott, Matthew Farrell, Sally Green, Marilyn Hayes, Terri Kraehe, Len McFadden, Carol Marando, Raymond Mifsud, Peter Minson, Anne Oberin, Helen Peake, Lisa Simmons, Alan Ussher, Kathryn Wardill and Laurie Young. 
Flame on Glass 2012 
6 September - 30 September 2012 

The Exhibition was featured in the Melbourne Leader Newspaper on 17th September, 2012. Please follow this link to download a copy of the article. 

Kirra Galleries,
Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)

Gallery Director Peter Kolliner opening the exhibition 

Flame artists demonstrating their work at Kirra Galleries. 
Right to left: Christian Arnold, Cas Davey, Alan Ussher, Peter Minson and Kathryn Wardill.

Helen Peake

Kathryn Wardill with her works

Peter Minson and his works
Laurie Young and her work Reve du Rossignol

Alan Ussher and his works Glass War Prototype
Cas Davey and her works

Christian Arnold and his work Walker

Mark Eliott's works
'Flame on Glass' exhibition

Kirra Galleries
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets

Phone:               +613 9639 6388      
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Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm