Media Release


Kirra Galleries Exhibition Alert - Light in Winter


Kirra Galleries

Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, Kirra Galleries is delighted to invite you to an exhibition titled "Light in Winter" opening on Thursday 31 May 2011 at 6.00pm. 

"The Light in Winter" is Federation Square's annual celebration of light and enlightenment. The program brings together local and international artists, designers and multicultural communities with a series of light-based artworks, community events, forums and a mid-winter Solstice Celebration.

In conjunction with the winter celebration Kirra Galleries will be hosting their 4th annual Light in Winter exhibition.

The exhibition space in Kirra Galleries will be dimmed and will feature an extraordinary display of light emitting artwork made by fourteen of Australia's most talented, established and emerging glass artists and designers.

The artists featured will be: Tim Bassett, Rebecca Coote, Andrew Crewes, Tali Dalton, Spike Deane, Holly Grace, Miles Johnson, Amanda Louden, James McMurtrie, Harriet Schwarzrock, Tim Shaw, Crystal Stubbs, Stuart Williams and Robert Wynne.

The exhibition will be opened by Kate Brennan, CEO, Fed Square Pty Ltd.

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 31 May 2012 - 6.00pm-8.00pm

Kirra Galleries, Federation Square
(enter via Atrium)
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Fed Square Management together with Kirra Galleries will be installing a spectacular Chandelier by Glass Artist, Miles Johnson in the Atrium for The Light in Winter. The chandelier weighs 350 kg and is hot blown glass components installed on a steel armature - it is 3500mm x 2200mm x 2200mm and will be on display in the Atrium from 31 May 2012 until 1 July 2012.

Chandelier by Glass Artist, Miles Johnson

Artist Statement

Miles Johnson 

The large hand-blown glass work was inspired by the Anigozanthos flavidus (Kangaroo Paw). This unique Australian flower has both bold and rich colours which translate beautifully into glass. The Kangaroo Paw has a great dance of movement in its flowers which reflect the dynamic sculptural forms of glass. In the great tradition of making flowers in glass, as is so evident in Boston's Harvard Museum of Natural History, this work endeavours to capture the magnificence of the Anigozanthos flavidus.

Always in bloom, even Lighting in Winter.
Miles Johnson





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

Phone: +613 9639 6388
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Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm