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Kirra Galleries latest exhibition opening 7 July 2011


Kirra Galleries

Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, together with management and staff at Kirra Galleries is delighted to invite you to an exhibition titled 'A Natural World' featuring the work of Miki Kubo and Amanda Louden.



This long awaited exhibition brings together two extraordinary glass artists with much in common. Miki and Amanda are both respected glass blowers and makers who share a passion for nature. They both possess exceptional drafting and engraving skills and they use their art glass as a canvas to express their observances and love for a natural world.

"When I choose a subject for my art, I find and connect with a spark in it - a glimpse of its perfection and purity that it reveals to me. When I engrave an animal, it is a portrait of that animal. Every individual animal is its own spirit. Each piece I make is an individual portrait of that animal, of that spirit."
Miki Kubo.

"Why do I do what I do? Simply, I thought it would look nice. My enjoyment of the Australian bush is most definitely my inspiration and being able to promote some of the incredible range of species out there is a joy. I like the idea of showing a natural world in a permanent form and I do love working with glass."
Amanda Louden.

The exhibition will be opened by internationally renowned Australian glass artist, Brian Hirst.

Opening Thursday 7 July 2011

7 July 2011 - 31 July 2011
'A Natural World' Exhibition
Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)

Daisy by Miki Kubo

Tulip by Miki Kubo


Chatter by Miki Kubo

Octopuses by Amanda Louden


Eremophila maculata by Amanda Louden


Daisy by Amanda Louden


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Kirra Galleries
Federation Square (enter via Atrium)
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets Melbourne.

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Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm