Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from Kirra Galleries





Valentine's Day

You will love what we have on offer at Kirra Galleries this Valentine’s Day. We have a wonderful selection of beautiful Australian gifts which are a perfect way to express your love to your partner.  Our staff can help you choose a gift which will be beautifully gift wrapped – following are some of our suggestions:

 

Handmade glass hearts in a range of vibrant colours by Tim Shaw

Dimension: Small 7cm and Large 11cm


Price: $50 small and $105 large each

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  Hot Blown glass vessel featuring heart motif by Norm Borg



Price: $620

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Heart Earrings in Printed Aluminium by Christine Pyman. 

Price: $95 a pair

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Individually hot formed Australian native birds by James Dodson.

Dimensions: Small 4.5cm high and 6cm long.Large 6cm high and 7cm long

Price: $60 - $70 each


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Bird Heart Brooch by Christine Pyman. Sterling silver and titanium.

Price: $300


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"Hold my heart" brooch in sterling silver and titanium by Christine Pyman

Price: $310


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A range of beautiful and collectable individually crafted perfume bottles by renowned artist Richard Clements

Price: $160 each


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Hand-Blown and Hand-Etched glass vases by Amanda Louden.

Price: Grevillea vase $450
          Maple vase $435


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Heart Perfume bottles hand-made in glass by Tony Trivett

Price: $110 each

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Australian master glassblower Ben Edols has designed a range of Ali Baba decanters using the ancient Venetian cane work technique.

Dimension: 33 to 36cm wide by 43 to 45cm high

Price: $440 each

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Sterling silver earrings and necklace by Christine Pyman

Price: Earring $115.00
          Necklace $275

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Handmade Venetian style romantic goblets and champagne flutes featuring gold leaf dolphins by Master glass blower Ben Edols

Dimensions: 23 to 28cm high by 6 to 8cm wide

Price: $290 each

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We are looking forward to seeing you throughout the year. If you have any questions or would like further information on any of our pieces, please drop in or give us a call.


Kind Regards,

Peter Kolliner OAM
Gallery DirectorKirra Galleries
Phone: 03 9639 6388
Email: gallery@kirra.com
Web: www.kirragalleries.com


   





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, January 7, 2014

In conjunction with Fed Square, Kirra Galleries is pleased to announce KIGA.







In conjunction with Fed Square, Kirra Galleries is pleased to announce the inaugural Kirra Illuminating Glass Award (KIGA).

This award is being held during Fed Square’s Light in Winter program and will comprise of free standing, suspended or wall mounted glass sculptures which are internally lit.


The Award aims to celebrate Australian and New Zealand artists, identify unique skills and highlight the creative practice of glass art and the prize for the winning entry is A$15,000, to be announced at the opening on 3 June 2014. There will also be a Peoples’ Choice Award which will be judged following the opening. The winner will be announced on 17 June 2014 – the prize will be in the form of a trophy.

Artists are invited to submit entry forms and provide us with their concepts for internally-lit glass sculptures to be created and exhibited as part of The Light in Winter 2014.

A Brief History
Soon after electricity was harnessed and became freely available, in the late 1800s and more prominently in the first decades of the 1900s, European Glass Artists turned their talents towards the creating of free standing decorative lights, plafoniers and chandeliers.  The period was a hot house of creativity – artists such as Emile GallĂ© of Nancy and Rene Lalique produced enormous quantities of art glass.

The period was short lived as the production involved dangerous materials and was hazardous to the practitioners and as plastics and mass production soon flooded the market.

Believing that the glory years of the Art Nouveau period can be updated, modernised and re-visited,  over the past 5 years Kirra Galleries have provided an annual exhibition of illuminating glass with handmade one-off pieces of contemporary Australian Art Glass.
The KIGA award is an extension towards this end.


Further details including the entry form can be found here - fedsquare.com/kiga

If you have any queries regarding the prize or its intent please contact me at kirra@kirra.com

Everyone at Kirra Galleries sends you their best wishes for 2014 and we look forward to seeing you during the year.



Kind regards



Peter Kolliner OAM
Gallery Director
Kirra Galleries
Melbourne, Australia

 





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