Media Release

New National Glass Art Award Winner



A New South Wales Glass Artist, Robert Wynne, has won the inaugural Kirra Illuminating Glass Award (KIGA) against strong completion from forty established and emerging glass artists competing for the major glass art award established by Fed Square in collaboration with Kirra Galleries.

Victorian Minister for the Arts, The Hon. Heidi Victoria with Robert Wynne,
winner of the 2014 KIGA Award with his glass art  Raven's Clutch

Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director of Kirra Galleries said, "The wide variety of designs and techniques exhibited provide an extensive showcase of the world standard of Australian and New Zealand glass art."

Victorian Minister for the Arts, The Hon. Heidi Victoria 
announcing the winner of the 2014 KIGA Award.

"The KIGA first prize is AU$15,000 and has been awarded for the best internally-lit glass sculpture at the opening of Kirra Galleries' The Light in Winter exhibition."

Ms Robyn Archer AO, discusses the importance of the KIGA Award.

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

ABC TV Breakfast News 3 June 2014 previews the KIGA exhibition.

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Ron Smith, Kirra Galleries - Mobile: 0417 329 201