Thursday, December 3, 2015

Kirra Galleries December Newsletter


Kirra Galleries News
FLAME ON GLASS 2015
Our 13th annual overview of contemporary flame formed glass was very eloquently opened by Glass Artist Peter Minson on Thursday 10 September 2015. Each year the exhibition has grown – our first Flame on Glass in 2003 had 14 artists and this year there were 35 artists!
The demonstrations held in the Atrium over the weekend were well attended and we have to thank the artists who gave up their time to spend time at the gallery educating the public on their artform. A huge thank you to Kathryn Chaston, Giselle Courtney, Cas Davey, Pauline Delaney, Mark Eliott, Dominic Garcia, Alistair Mead, Peter Minson, Craig Snell, Veronique Southan, and Kathryn Wardill for making the exhibition extra special. Also to those artists who came to the exhibition opening travelling vast distances – Su Bishop from Queensland, Kathryn Chaston who visited from the South Australian Border, Mark Eliott, Giselle Courtney and Peter Minson from New South Wales, Cas Davey from Castlemaine, Craig Snell from Western Australia, and Alistair Mead from New Zealand.
Flame on Glass exhibition – September 2015 Flame on Glass exhibition – September 2015
Flame on Glass exhibition – September 2015

Working hard with an interested audience Thank you to a very dedicated group of flameworkers
Working hard with an interested audience
Thank you to a very dedicated group of flameworkers
L-R: Mark Eliott, Kathryn Chaston, Alisdair Mead, Veronique Southan, Kathryn Wardill, Peter Minson, Cas Davey, Dominique Garcia, Craig Snell & Su Bishop

SOFA CHICAGO 2015
For the 12th consecutive year, Kirra Galleries exhibited at SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design) in Chicago. The show opened on Thursday 5 November and this year we exhibited the work of 12 Australian and New Zealand glass artists, Brenden Scott French, Kevin Gordon, Gerry King, Simon Maberley, Peter Nilsson, Harriet Schwarzrock, Tim Shaw, Crystal Stubbs, Yusuke Takemura, Zoe Woods, Robert Wynne and Ben Young.
We were delighted that 8 of the artists joined us at the exhibition – a huge thank you to Brenden Scott French, Gerry King, Simon Maberley, Peter Nilsson, Harriet Schwarzrock, Tim Shaw, Robert Wynne and Ben Young for their help at the show – their help was invaluable. Once again we managed to secure a prominent position at the show – first booth on the left as people entered the exhibition hall; we received many positive comments on our booth and visitors to the show were very impressed by the standard of glass art from Australia and New Zealand.
L-R: Rob Wynne, Tim Shaw, Gerry King, Vicki Winter, Peter Nilsson, Harriet Schwarzrock, Simon Maberley, Suzanne Brett, Brenden Scott French, Ben Young
“Team Kirra” – opening night, SOFA Chicago 2015 L-R: Rob Wynne, Tim Shaw, Gerry King, Vicki Winter, Peter Nilsson, Harriet Schwarzrock, Simon Maberley, Suzanne Brett, Brenden Scott French, Ben Young
Kirra Galleries at SOFA Chicago
Kirra Galleries at SOFA Chicago – a shining light!
Kirra Galleries at SOFA Chicago Kirra Galleries at SOFA Chicago

VIRTUOSO EXHIBITION
Our current exhibition, Virtuoso, was opened on Thursday 3 December 2015 by Simon Warrender, Founder and CEO of the Melbourne Prize Trust.
The exhibition runs until 17 January 2016 so if you are in the city during this time please call in to see it – the work in the exhibition is extraordinary. If you can’t make it we have prepared a catalogue – the link is below:
> Link to Flip Book
Simon Warrender
Simon Warrender – opening Virtuoso 3 December 2015
Virtuoso 1 Virtuoso 2
Virtuoso 3 Virtuoso 4
VIRTUOSO exhibition at Kirra Galleries – 3 December 2015 to 17 January 2016.

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM KIRRA GALLERIES
Kirra Galleries has a wide range of Australian made giftware that make beautiful gifts for the festive season, and we offer a free gift wrapping service so all you have to do is take your selection home and it is ready to give!
As a member of the Kirra Glass Lover’s Club we would like to offer you a 15% discount on purchases made at the Gallery from Friday 18 December 2015 to Thursday 24 December 2015 (excluding work in the current exhibition – Virtuoso and Gift Vouchers)
Click here to download your voucher for the Christmas discount – present it to our staff at the time of purchase.
christmas at kirra galleries
GIFT VOUCHERS
If you are finding it difficult to choose the perfect gift why not purchase a Gift Voucher from Kirra Galleries.
Our vouchers are valid for 6 months and can help remove some of the stress in this busy time.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TRADING HOURS
Friday 18 December 2015 10am to 6pm
Saturday 19 December 2015 10am to 6pm
Sunday 20 December 2015 10am to 6pm
Monday 21 December 2015 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 22 December 2015 9am to 7pm
Wednesday 23 December 2015 9am to 7pm
Thursday 24 December 2015 9am to 5pm
Friday 25 December 2015 Closed
Saturday 26 December 2015 Closed
Sunday 27 December 2015 10am to 6pm
Monday 28 December 2015 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 29 December 2015 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 30 December 2015 10am to 6pm
Thursday 31 December 2015 10am to 5pm
Friday 1 January 2016 Closed
Saturday 2 January 2016 10am to 6pm
Sunday 3 January 2016 10am to 6pm
Monday 4 January 2016 resume normal
trading hours
10am to 6pm


Monday, November 16, 2015

Virtuoso Exhibition Invitation


Virtuoso - Contemporary glass by leading  Australian Glass Artists
Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, together with Management and Staff of Kirra Galleries would like to invite you to our extraordinary Christmas exhibition.
Titled Virtuoso, this remarkable exhibition features work by nine of Australia’s most talented and inspiring glass makers – Lisa Cahill, Matthew Curtis, Benjamin Edols, Kathy Elliott, Brenden Scott French, Holly Grace, Ruth McCallum-Howell, Bethany Wheeler and Nick Wirdnam.
Please join us on Thursday 3 December 2015 at the opening of the exhibition to meet some of the artists and celebrate the Festive Season.
The exhibition will be opened by Simon Warrender, Executive Director and Founder of the Melbourne Prize Trust.
Opening Thursday 3 December 2015
Time 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Where Kirra Galleries Federation Square
(enter via Atrium),
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets,
Melbourne VIC 3000
RSVP Monday 30 November 2015
Email: gallery@kirra.com
Phone: 03 9639 6388
Pictured above: Increment (detail) by Matthew Curtis. Furnace cast amber glass, stainless steel armature. 50cmH x 50cmD x 170cmW. Photographer: Rob Little

Kirra Galleries


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Melbourne Vic 3000 (enter via Atrium)
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October Newsletter


Kirra Galleries News
KIRRA GALLERIES EXHIBITION
AT SOFA CHICAGO 2015
THURSDAY 5 - SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2015

We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the exhibiting galleries at the 22nd SOFA - Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Exposition. The exposition is held in Exhibition Hall A, Navy Pier, Grand Avenue, Chicago, USA, and this year we will be showing the work of 12 Glass Artists from Australia and New Zealand - Kevin Gordon, Brenden Scott French, Gerry King, Simon Maberley, Peter Nilsson, Harriet Schwarzrock, Tim Shaw, Crystal Stubbs, Yusuke Takemura, Zoe Woods, Robert Wynne and Ben Young.
Brenden Scott French Kevin Gordon
Brenden Scott French
Kevin Gordon
Gerry King Simon Maberley
Gerry King
Simon Maberley
Peter Nilsson Harriet Schwarzrock
Peter Nilsson
Harriet Schwarzrock
Tim Shaw Crystal Stubbs
Tim Shaw
Crystal Stubbs
Yusuké Takemura Zoe Woods
Yusuké Takemura
Zoe Woods
Robert Wynne Ben Young
Robert Wynne
Ben Young
For the first time we will be hosting a VIP Booth Event on Friday 6 November from 10am to 11am, and you are invited to join us for a morning coffee and meet seven of the artists from Australia and one from New Zealand:
BOOTH EVENT
Friday 6 November 2015
Booth 705 - Kirra Galleries
10am to 11am

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND GLASS - REFLECTIONS ON ARTISTIC PRACTICE
At booth 705 just inside the entrance you will be amazed to see the collection of innovative contemporary art glass produced by 12 Australian and New Zealand Glass Artists . This means we are bringing more than 80 glass sculptures across the world to show at this prestigious event. As well as incredible art glass, eight of our artists will also be joining us and we would like to invite you to a VIP booth event on Friday 6th November at 10.00am. Join us for morning tea and an informal talk with Brenden Scott French, Gerry King, Simon Maberley, Peter Nilsson, Harriet Schwarzrock, Tim Shaw, Robert Wynne and Ben Young - as they tell you about working as glass artists in Australia and New Zealand and the inspiration for their work.”

Kirra Galleries are also delighted to announce a lecture by Dr Gerry King which will be held in Room A from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday 7 November 2015:
LECTURE SERIES
“BETWEEN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE BY DR GERRY KING”
Saturday 7 November 2015
1pm to 2pm
Room A

http://www.sofaexpo.com/lecture-series
Towards Tuscany by Gerry King
Towards Tuscany by Gerry King
In Iceland, a thermal pool seemingly descends to infinity. In Australia, the parched desert appears scrapped bare of features. Inspirations from such diverse sources coalesce into Dr. Gerry King’s current series. These works clearly relate to landscape yet are more concerned with emotional response and impression. Neither photographs, nor paintings nor traditional sculpture, these works exhibit some of the qualities of each. Dr. King will discuss the use of glass as his primary material while reflecting on the naturalism of his imagery.
Dr. Gerry King, Represented by Kirra Galleries

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Melbourne Vic 3000 (enter via Atrium)
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Flame On Glass 2015



Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, is delighted to invite you to the 13th Annual Overview of Contemporary Flame Formed Glass.
Please join us at 6.00pm on Thursday 10 September 2015 for the opening and to meet some of the artists and watch as they manipulate molten glass by blowing and shaping with tools and dexterous hand movements.
Flamework demonstrations will be held in the Atrium within the immediate vicinity of our Gallery from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on opening night and will continue throughout the weekend.
The exhibition will be opened by Peter Minson, a third generation glass blower, teacher and mentor.
Demonstrations:
10 September 2015: 6pm to 8pm
11 September 2015: 11am to 5pm
12 September 2015: 11am to 5pm
13 September 2015: 11am to 5pm

Opening Thursday 10 Septmber 2015
Time 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Where Kirra Galleries Federation Square
(enter via Atrium),
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets,
Melbourne VIC 3000
RSVP Monday 7 September 2015
Email: suzanne.brett@kirra.com
Phone: 03 9639 6388
Pictured right: Bowerbird (detail) by Cas Davey. Photographer: Richard Morrell
Flame on Glass 2015
Escape by Ben Young. Medium Float Glass, White Bronze and Concrete. Photographer Ben Young

Kirra Galleries


Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets,
Melbourne Vic 3000 (enter via Atrium)
Phone: +613 9639 6388   Email: kirra@kirra.com

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