Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August Newsletter



Despite the gloomy weather forecast for our opening night on 17 July 2014 a number of our friends braved the elements to join us for the opening and a warm glass of wine!  The exhibition was opened by our Gallery Director, Peter Kolliner and we were delighted to welcome two of the artists to the opening – Maureen Williams and Brenden Scott French, who made the journey from Adelaide with his lovely wife, Sharon and his 4 year old twin boys!  Unfortunately Gerry King and Tim Shaw had prior international commitments and were unable to join us.

We hope you can visit the gallery to see the exhibition in person, but if not, click here to view a flip book with all the works.

L-R: Brenden Scott French, Peter Kolliner, Maureen Williams
L-R: Brenden Scott French, Peter Kolliner, Maureen Williams

Distant Horizons exhibition

Distant Horizons exhibition

Distant Horizons exhibition


Flame on Glass 2014 – Opening Thursday 11 September 2014

Our 12th annual overview of contemporary flame formed glass will open at 6.00pm on Thursday 11 September 2014, and will feature the work of 31 artists from all over Australia.

Demonstrations will be held at the front of the gallery over the weekend following the opening so mark it in your calendar.

Demonstrations: Friday 12/9/14, Saturday 13/9/14 and Sunday 14/9/14 – 11am to 5pm

Flame on Glass 2013 demonstration
Flame on Glass 2013 demonstration


The finalists for the Ranamok Glass Prize have been announced and we would like to congratulate all the selected finalists with a special mention to those artists who exhibit with Kirra Galleries – Christian Arnold, Evelyn Dunstan, Mark Eliott, Holly Grace, Richard Morrell, Yusuk√© Takemura, Emma Varga, Robert Wynne and Ben Young. 


Kirra Galleries will be making their 11th trip to exhibit at SOFA Chicago.  The show opens on 6 November 2014 until 9 November 2014 and this year we will be exhibiting the work of Scott Chaseling, Evelyn Dunstan, Kevin Gordon, Mikyoung Jung, Peter Nilsson, Ruth Oliphant, Tim Shaw, Yusuk√© Takemura, Emma Varga, Maureen Williams, Robert Wynne and Ben Young.


Our congratulations go to Harriet Schwarzrock who won the Sculpture and Objects section of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize with her sculpture, Breathe.

Harriet Schwarzrock with her sculpture 'Breathe'.
Harriet Schwarzrock with her winning sculpture, “Breathe”

Kirra Galleries Website
Kirra Galleries has recently updated our website and we now have a facility where you can shop on line.  It is perfect if you can’t make it to the gallery – just go to kirragalleries.com, where you can view work by a particular artist or if you have a budget – you can select a price category.   Payment can be made online and your purchase can be despatched to an address within the metropolitan areas of Australia within 24 hours and allow two to three days for regional areas.

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