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”


Thursday 26 September 2013


6.00pm - 8.00pm


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




(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

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