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.
"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”