Sunday, May 3, 2015

Kirra Galleries May Newsletter

Kirra Galleries News
Welcome to our May newsletter. In this issue we take a look at our current exhibition 'Desire’ and also highlight some upcoming events at Kirra Galleries. We hope you enjoy and we look forward to seeing you soon.

DESIRE EXHIBITION – 16 April 2015 to 21 May 2015
The work in this exhibition combines the artists’ considerable skills of casting, fusing, hotforming and slumping glass as well as metal and silver elements to create beautiful and whimsical sculptures panels and jewellery based on each artists’ individual aesthetic. .
The exhibition was opened by Peter Kolliner OAM on Thursday 16 April 2015. It was an extremely festive evening with invited guests excited to meet many of the artists who were able to attend and to see the works in this remarkable show.
The work of Lisa Cahill, Mikyoung Jung, Laurel Kohut, Ruth McCallum-Howell, Kristin McFarlane, Crystal Stubbs and Bethany Wheeler will be on display until Sunday 21 May 2015 so if you are in Melbourne please visit us in Federation Square to see this amazing collection of work.
If you can't make it, click here to view their exhibition work in our online catalogue.
Crystal Stubbs Bethany Wheeler
Crystal Stubbs.
Bethany Wheeler.
Kristin McFarlane Ruth McCallum-Howell
Kristin McFarlane.
Ruth McCallum-Howell.
“Desire” exhibition at Kirra Galleries “Desire” exhibition at Kirra Galleries
“Desire” exhibition at Kirra Galleries “Desire” exhibition at Kirra Galleries
“Desire” exhibition at Kirra Galleries

Mother’s Day – Sunday 10 May 2015.
Kirra Galleries offers a huge range of original gift ideas for your very special Mother.
Our current exhibition ‘Desire’ has a stunning collection of jewellery and sculpture that can be viewed in our flip book catalogue or you can drop into the gallery to see our beautiful range of small sculptures, jewellery, perfume bottles and vessels. If you unable to make it to the gallery then have a look at the wonderful selection available in our online gallery –


The next event on Kirra’s calendar is the KIGA (Kirra Illuminating Glass Award) which will be opened on Monday 1 June 2015 at 6.30pm.
There are over 40 works combining light and glass in the exhibition and we are looking forward to seeing the selected works displayed in the Gallery.

Exhibition Calendar 2015
1 June 2015 to 30 June 2015 - KIGA 2015 - Kirra Illuminating Glass Award
This is the second KIGA exhibition and is held in conjunction with Fed Square's Light in Winter Program.

23 July 2015 to 23 August 2015 - FLOATING
"Floating" has been inspired by the ocean and will showcase the remarkable works of Peter Nilsson and Ben Young - both of whom work in the challenging medium of laminated float glass.

10 September 2015 to 18 October 2015 - FLAME ON GLASS 2015
This will be the 13th annual overview of contemporary flame formed glass - featuring demonstrations of flamework in the immediate vicinity of the gallery over the opening weekend.

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