Kirra Galleries opened in 1997 and for more than a decade now, have focused on building the finest commercial exhibition galleries focussing on glass, sculpture and jewellery artworks in Australia. They now have an established reputation as leaders in the Australian Contemporary Art Glass Movement.
Kirra Galleries hold a number of exhibitions each year highlighting the incredible diversity of Australian art glass as well as works by artists working in a variety of different media.
The team at Kirra Galleries would like to extend our best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to all our Glass Lovers.
VIRTUOSO EXHIBITION The current exhibition, featuring the work of Lisa Cahill, Matthew Curtis, Benjamin Edols, Kathy Elliott, Brenden Scott French, Holly Grace, Ruth McCallum-Howell, Bethany Wheeler and Nick Wirdnam, has been extended to Sunday 31 January 2016, so if you are in Melbourne please call in to view this amazing exhibition. If you can’t join us below is a link to view the images online: > http://kirragalleries.com/2015/2015-12/virtuoso-flip/index.html
KIGA 2016 This year will be the third KIGA (Kirra Illuminating Glass Award) and entries are open to glass artists in Australia and New Zealand. Glass artists are invited to design works faithful to their individual style, but unlike normal glass artworks, have the added feature of being internally illuminated. The KIGA first prize of $15,000 is awarded for the best internally lit glass sculpture. There will also be an Innovation Award of $3000 for the most innovative entry. The winners of both awards will be announced on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 6.00pm at Kirra Galleries in Federation Square at the opening of the KIGA exhibition which will be part of Fed Square’s The Light in Winter program in June 2016. 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 2016. Entries are required by 22 February 2016. ABOUT KIGA AND ENTRY FORM: – > www.fedsquare.com/kiga TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY - > http://fedsquare.com/about/our-program/creative-program/kiga/terms-and-conditions
KIGA 2015 – Kirra Galleries
SAVE THE DATE LAND SEA & SKY Opening 25 February 2016 Our first exhibition for 2016 will open on Thursday 25 February 2016 and the artists, Brenden Scott French, Gerry King, Simon Maberley, Peter Nilsson, Tim Shaw, Crystal Stubbs, Yusuké Takemura and Robert Wynne will offer their interpretation of Land Sea & Sky in sculptural art glass.