Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scott Chaseling - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Scott Chaseling - YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW - A survey of important works 2004 -2008 and including works from today and tomorrow
Peter Kolliner, OAM, together with Management and Staff of Kirra Galleries would like to invite you to join us on Thursday 27 March 2014 at 6.00pm for the opening of “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” – a solo exhibition by glass artist, Scott Chaseling.
The paintings of Scott Chaseling’s artworks impart a narrative that present as a still frame from a complete account and yet also appear mystical and open-ended. This allows the viewer to bring his/her own history to complete the commentary focusing on the physical expressions of his characters. The protagonists in these narratives, either in stasis or in movement place themselves in frames of vacancy, similar to those souls in an Edward Hopper painting. With paintings open to public viewing and others hidden, becoming more private and the lack of exactness in definition, he raises possibilities of interpretation rather than forcing his own. The give and take between meaning and conjecture is at the centre of the aesthetic experience that Chaseling offers us.
YESTERDAY reintroduces us to Scott Chaseling work from 2004-2008. Artworks, that not only through technical proficiency, create new ways of interpreting the vessel. This series of work, which lasted for ten years, shows the steady development of research of the material and the time given skill that allowed him to become dexterous at presenting ideas in the painted snapshot. The artworks for this exhibition have not been exhibited before in Australia.
TODAY continues Chaseling’s research into the figure and relaying the social and political narratives from before. Though now larger and the introduction of mixed media it mirrors and expands upon his works from the 1990s. While removing the realism or the painted image the sculptures now tell their stories through an abstract narrative.
TOMORROW was set as a challenge. These are not ‘works in progress’ but finished pieces. It is through the completion of an edition or a commission that the artwork is finalised. Scott Chaseling began working with glass serendipitously after studying sculpture in South Australia. Now more than 25 years later he has travelled, exhibiting, teaching and making throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. Chaseling’s work is represented in the collections of museums in many of those places and recently he has held solo museum exhibitions in France and Germany. Along with winning many prizes, including the Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia and a Gold Medal at the Bavarian State Prize, Germany, he was a recipient of the Leverhulme Research Fellowship to allow one year’s research at the University of Sunderland UK.
The exhibition will be opened by Deborah Halpern, a multi-dimensional artist, sculptor, painter, potter and printmaker – notable for her prominent and popular works of public art.
Artwork by Scott Chaseling
Pictured Top: Yesterday Today & Tomorrow by Scott Chaseling, Reverse painted fused,cast and polished glass. H:48cm x W:31cm x D:15cm Photographer: Rob Little. Left: Open Book by Scott Chaseling. H:42cm x W:42cm x D:42cm. Middle: Regeneration by Scott Chaseling H:42cm x W:42cm x D:42cm. Right: Conservation by Scott Chaseling H:42cm x W:42cm x D:42cm
When: Thursday 27 March 2014
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
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kirra Galleries March Newsletter

Current Exhibition
Our current exhibition, Australian Alps by Holly Grace was opened on Thursday 27 February 2014 by Nick Wirdnam.  If you haven’t been able to visit our Gallery in Federation Square there is still time to see the amazing collection as the exhibition will not be closing until Sunday 23 March 2014.  If you can’t make it you can view images of the work on our website by following this link or pasting this web address in your browser:

L-R Barbara Kolliner, Peter Kolliner, Holly Grace and Nick Wirdnam at the opening of "Australian Alps"
Mt McKay I, II, III
by Holly Grace

Australian Alps by Holly Grace at Kirra Galleries, Fed Square, Melbourne, Australia


Forthcoming Exhibition – YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW by Scott Chaseling
On Thursday 27 March 2014 we will be opening an exhibition by Australian Glass Artist, Scott Chaseling. This exhibition will feature a survey of important works created between 2004-2008 which have never been exhibited in Australia as well as a new body of work incorporating mixed media which mirrors and expands upon his works from the 1990s. The exhibition will be opened by Deborah Halpern, a multi-dimensional artist, sculptor, painter, potter and printmaker – notable for her prominent and popular works of public art. We hope you can join us on opening night.
Pictured: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow by Scott Chaseling

Kirra Galleries - Online
Kirra Galleries have launched a new website – www.kirragalleriesonline.com This website facilitates the purchase of beautiful Australian made gifts to any Australian destination within a few days in Australia or as quickly as practical to overseas destinations.

Kirra Illuminating Glass Award (KIGA) in conjunction with Fed Square
 We received entries from 72 artists, across Australia and New Zealand for the inaugural Kirra Illuminating Glass Award.  Some artists submitted two entries and therefore the judging panel had to select 45 pieces from the 92 concepts provided – a very difficult task as all the entries were of a high standard. We would like to thank all those artists who entered the award. 

The final judging is to take place on Tuesday 3 June 2014. The winner who will be announced at the opening of the exhibition (Tuesday 3 June 2014 at 6.00pm), will receive a prize of $15,000.  Also there is also a People’s Choice Award, to be announced on Tuesday 17 June 2014 – the winner of which will receive a specially designed trophy.

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

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