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Kirra Galleries


1 June 2016 - 17 July 2016 | Daily | 10am - 6pm



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Kirra Illuminating Glass Award Exhibition

View a superb showcase of internally-lit glass art by established and emerging artists from Australia and New Zealand.

Believing that the glory years of the Art Nouveau period can be rejuvenated and re-visited, for the last eight years in association with The Light in Winter, Kirra Galleries have held an illuminated glass exhibition of handmade, one-off pieces of contemporary Australian glass art.

The Kirra Illuminating Glass Award (KIGA) is an extension of this partnership and further recognises excellence in glassmaking. KIGA invites glass artists to design works faithful to their individual style, with the added feature of internal illumination.

The KIGA first prize of $15,000 for the best internally-lit glass sculpture will be awarded on Wednesday 1 June along with the $3000 prize for the most innovative entry. The 39 shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Kirra Galleries until 17 July.

This year’s judges are Mr Peter Kolliner OAM, Ms Robyn Archer AO, Dr Grace Cochrane AM, Mr Simon Warrender and Ms Laura Anderson. View the biographies of the KIGA judges »

KIGA People’s Choice Award

Vote for your favourite piece in the 2016 Kirra Illuminating Glass Award Exhibition for your chance to win a $200 Kirra Galleries gift voucher!

Simply choose your favourite artwork from the exhibition (scroll down to see images of the artworks below). Voting opens on 1 June and closes on 23 June.


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Image: Upwardly Mobile by Margaret Heenan and Nathan Bray

The Light in Winter is proudly supported by a range of partners and we thank them for their contributions.


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