Media Release


Media Alert - Ancient Glass Blowing Demonstration


Kirra Galleries

Media Alert

Ancient Glass Blowing Demonstration

11.30am Friday 10 September 2010

The Atrium, Federation Square


2009 Flame on Glass demonstration

Some of Australia's leading glass artists specialising in flame art will turn the clock back several centuries today when they demonstrate the ancient form of glass art to officially launch the Eighth National Flame on Glass Exhibition in Kirra Galleries at Federation Square.

Glass blowing is a glass forming technique that was invented by the Phoenicians at approximately 50 BC somewhere along the Syro-Palestinian coast.

The ancient form of glass art, lampworking, is a technique which uses a gas fuelled torch to melt, manipulate and shape rods and tubes of clear and coloured glass.

People visiting Fed Square over the weekend will be able to see the demonstrations that are aimed at providing the public with access to lampworking techniques to create greater understanding of the ancient art form.

Apart from the demonstration Kirra Galleries will be displaying a wide variety of the completed works of the 29 artists taking part.

Media Enquiries:
Ron Smith, Corporate Media Communications, Kirra Galleries - Mobile: 0417 329 201


Kirra Galleries - Federation Square

'Flame on Glass 2010'

Featuring the work of 29 Australian Lampworkers


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

Lampwork Demonstrations:

10-12th September 2010 - 11am to 5pm


Jewellery Boxes by Carol Marando




Beads by Anne Oberin