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.

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