Monday, September 30, 2013

Albert Street Gallery





Albert Street Gallery

Albert Street Gallery

Kirra Galleries is popping up at Albert Street Gallery (Level 1, 7 Albert Street Richmond) for a special exhibition featuring Victorian glass artists.

Christian Arnold
Holly Grace
Tony Hanning
Annabel Kilpatrick
Jennifer Ashley King
Laurel Kohut
Ruth McCallum-Howell
Kristin McFarlane
Crystal Stubbs
Bethany Wheeler
Patrick Wong
Laurie Young

The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 2 October for one week from 11am to 5pm

Please join us at the opening reception on Friday 4 October from 7pm to 9pm at level 1, 7 Albert Street, Richmond to meet some of the artists and view the exhibition.




Wines Sponsored by Blue Pyrenees. http://www.bluepyrenees.com.au



   





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

Phone:  +61 3 9639 6388
Fax:     +61 3 9639 8522
Email:   gallery@kirra.com
Web:    www.kirragalleries.com


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Masters In Blown Glass" Opening 26th September 2013






Masters In Blown Glass


Kirra Galleries are excited to present an exhibition – Masters in Blown Glass – featuring a breathtaking collection of works from ten of Australia’s foremost glass artists.

Glass blowing is a glass forming technique which was developed by the Phoenicians around 50BC. The growth of the Roman Empire in the 1st Century BC facilitated the spread of the technology and the growth of glass as a medium of art. The evolution of glass art continued from the Middle Ages through to the European Renaissance when the glass industry in Italy took roots. Whilst all this was happening Australia was a yet to be explored territory. Now, despite our relative youth, glass artists in Australia are world renowned, and this exhibition will illustrate the distinctive styles of the ten artists we are honoured to represent. The artists in the show have been mentors for emerging artists, have lectured overseas and in Australia, have been artists in residence at tertiary institutions, have exhibited their work in international forums and are considered Masters in their chosen field. Please join us on Thursday 26 September at 6.00pm at Kirra Galleries, Federation Square, to celebrate the opening of Masters of Blown Glass.

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” and “Masters of their Craft”





When:

Thursday 26 September 2013

Time:

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Where:

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

Email:

gallery@kirra.com

Phone:

(03) 9639 6388

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


   





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

Phone:  +61 3 9639 6388
Fax:     +61 3 9639 8522
Email:   gallery@kirra.com
Web:    www.kirragalleries.com


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Kirra Galleries September Newsletter



Flame on Glass 2013
Our 11th Flame on Glass exhibition was opened by the CEO of Fed Square, Kate Brennan on Thursday 15 August 2013 and over the following weekend hundreds of visitors to our Gallery and to Fed Square were able to witness a number of the artists demonstrating their skills at the front of the gallery. 

We would like to thank all the artists who participated in the exhibition and especially those who gave up their time to make glass and interact with the public.   A  huge thank you to Chris Arnold, Giselle Courtney, Cas Davey, Pauline Delaney, Peter Minson, Helen Peake, Veronique Southan, Kathryn Wardill and Laurie Young – without you all we could not offer this amazing experience, and we are all looking forward to an even more spectacular event next year.

The Flame on Glass exhibition is open until Sunday 15th of September, 2013.


Artists demonstrating at Kirra Galleries


Christian Arnold


Prima Vera by Christian Arnold


Lotus and Giselle Courtney


Cas Davey with her pieces, Radiolarian Adaptoramas and Radiolarian Spinearamas


Laurie Young


Birds by Peter Minson


Giungla- Orchid Bowl and Giungla Regazza - Orchid Torso by Laurie Young


Chasing Dreams by Raymond Mifsud


Helen Peake demonstrating in the gallery



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

Kirra Galleries Online
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Kirra Galleries Online Shop – this is our new website which allows you to purchase gift items on line.  The web store features work in a  number of price categories and will not be focussing just on glass, we are going to be promoting a range of Australian made products suitable for gifts of protocol, gifts for international visitors, and gifts for any occasion – you don’t need to always visit us at Fed Square…have a look on line, make your selection, pay on line and your purchase will be delivered to your home, beautifully gift wrapped.

www.kirragalleriesonline.com


National Gallery of Australia
We are very proud to announce that the National Gallery of Australia has acquired a piece by Emma Varga from her recent Antarctica exhibition at Kirra Galleries.  The work is titled Underwater Turquoise #3 and we would like to congratulate Emma on this very prestigious honour.


Underwater Turquoise #3 by Emma Varga

Masters of Blown Glass
Masters of Blown Glass

Our last exhibition for the year will be opened on 26 September 2013 at 6.00pm by Dr Noris Ioannou and will feature the work of ten renowned glass artists – Clare Belfrage, Tali Dalton, Ben Edols, Kathy Elliott, Brian Hirst, Nick Mount, Tom Rowney, Maureen Williams, Nick Wirdnam and Robert Wynne.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening


for health youth hope and assurance by Nick Wirdnam


Open Work #1313 by Clare Belfrage


Platinum Black Votive Bowl by Brian Hirst