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Judges in the Dark on International Glass Art Award



Judges of the inaugural Kirra Illuminated Glass Art Award (KIGA) will literally be in the dark when they commence their judging at Kirra Galleries in Fed Square on Tuesday 3 June 2014.

The winner of the (KIGA) $15,000 prize will be announced by the Victorian Minister of the Arts, Heidi Victoria, prior to the exhibition opening at 6.30pm.

For the next month the KIGA exhibition will be viewed with the gallery in darkness to highlight each work through its own illuminating light source.

Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director of Kirra Galleries said, "The Kirra Illuminating Glass Award provides a focus on illuminating glass art which has its history linked to the discovery of electricity in the 1800s, when it was adapted by glass artists to make their glass art an ambient light source by having a light bulb inside."

 Forest Fungi by Roger Bubble

The KIGA award will be judged by Ms Robyn Archer AO, Ms Kate Brennan, Dr Grace Cochrane AM, Dr Matthew Martin and Mr. Peter Kolliner OAM.

The winner along with shortlisted entries will be exhibited as part of Fed Square's The Light in Winter program from 3-30 June 2014, with a People's Choice Award Trophy announced on 17 June 2013.

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