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.
Kirra Galleries are thrilled to present an exciting exhibition by renowned glass artist, Emma Varga. This solo exhibition has been inspired by her recent study tour of Antarctica, developing new ideas through drawings, photography and a life changing experience. Emma is fascinated by the clarity and transparency of glass and the ability to capture the beauty of Antarctica’s wild environment in her work. This is also a milestone year for Emma as she is celebrating 40 years of working as a glass artist, having started working with glass in 1973 as a 3rd year student at the University of Applied Arts in Belgrade, and graduating in 1975.
Emma moved to Australia in 1995 and as the plane flew over the coastal areas and the desert areas of Central Australia she knew that this was the place where she would find endless inspiration for her work. Emma’s multiple layer fusing technique enables her to create and gain control over three-dimensional images enclosed within her sculptures – it takes two weeks to fire and slowly cool down large sculptural works, then a further two weeks to grind and polish all of the surfaces to perfection. She is passionate about her art and is constantly sharing her extensive knowledge at workshops in Australia and overseas.
The exhibition will be opened by Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, Kirra Galleries.
Please join us on Thursday 18 July 2013 to meet Emma and view the remarkable work: Antarctica – Icerbergs.