Media Release


Eighth National Flame on Glass Exhibition at Fed Square


Kirra Galleries

Demonstrations of the ancient form of glass art, lampworking, a technique which uses a gas fuelled torch to melt, manipulate and shape rods and tubes of clear and coloured glass will be part of the Flame on Glass Exhibition at Kirra Galleries in Federation Square from 9 September 2010.


2009 Flame on Glass demonstration

Gallery Director, Peter Kolliner, said the demonstrations during the opening weekend of the exhibition are aimed at providing the public with access to lampworking techniques to create greater understanding of this ancient art form.


As a result of Kirra's support of the artists working in this medium, glass art produced using a flame has experienced a resurgence and this is the 8th annual overview of contemporary flame formed glass exhibition held by Kirra Galleries.


The work of twenty-nine Australian Flame Glass Artists will form an exhibition of international standard with works ranging from jewellery, perfume bottles to sculpture, making this exhibition one for collectors of personal items of contemporary glass art as well as signature pieces for homes and apartments.  



Jewellery Boxes by Carol Marando


Caterpillar by Christian Arnold


Kirra Galleries - Federation Square

'Flame on Glass 2010'

Featuring the work of 29 Australian Lampworkers

Opening: Thursday 9 September 2010

Open: 10am to 6pm, 7 days per week

Lampwork Demonstrations:

Thursday 9th September 2010 - 5pm to 8pm

10-12th September 2010 - 11am to 5pm

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