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.
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.
Exhibition Opening: 6.00pm to 8.00pm 4 October 2012
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Street Melbourne