Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kirra Galleries Exhibition Invitation - The Third Dimension

The Third Dimension
Masters in Carved and Etched Glass

This exciting exhibition showcases the diversity of techniques both ancient and ground breaking developed by this talented group of artists to create and decorate their work.

Alasdair Gordon has mastered the ancient art of copper wheel engraving to create his extraordinary cameo pieces whilst Rish Gordon uses fine sandblasting and engraving to create imagery inspired by her childhood in Africa. Kevin Gordon carves and sandblasts detailed abstract imagery to create beautiful thought provoking works.

Holly Grace uses a combination of blown vessels in groups to depict etched images of evocative landscapes. Amanda Louden chooses Australian flora, insects and marine life as inspiration for her delicate sandblasted vessels and Miki Kubo carves and engraves detailed images of animals and birds onto elegant translucent forms.

The rhythm, scale and detail of organic form are revealed in Mariella McKinley’s exquisite carved cane pieces, whereas Peter Nilsson explores the forces of “Man versus Nature “ carved into layers of clear glass to reveal powerful three dimensional sculptured works.

The narrative of Tony Hanning’s work etched into blown vessels, along with the landscapes by David Hay inspired by aerial photography, draw the viewer into the mind of the artist.

Translucent glass is transformed by Yusuké Takemura and Kayo Yokayama. Yusuké carves patterns into fragile glass to create dramatic, light reflecting sculptures influenced by his memories of nature. Kayo uses fine diamond wheel carved imagery to create calming tiny worlds sheltered beneath trees.

Guest speaker at the opening will be Dr Tony Hanning, renowned glass artist and author. Please join us on Thursday 7 March at 6.00pm to view the spectacular collection of engraved and etched glass and meet all the artists except for David Hay who unfortunately cannot be there.

The Third Dimension opens on Thursday 7 March 2013 from 6.00pm - 8.00pm and closes on the 7th of April 2013.

Kirra Galleries Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9639 6388

Download a soft copy of the exhibition invitation.
For up to date information regarding the schedules of our exhibitions, please refer to the forthcoming exhibition section on our website.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the opening and throughout the year. If you have any questions or would like further information on any of our pieces, please drop in or give us a call.

Kind Regards,

Peter Kolliner OAM
Gallery DirectorKirra Galleries
Phone: 03 9639 6388


Kirra Galleries
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone:  +61 3 9639 6388
Fax:     +61 3 9639 8522

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